NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- A family is trying to pull together after a devastating accident on Tuesday. Police say 6-year-old Censere Mosly-Wedermyer was trying to get in her grandfather's car as he pulled out of his driveway, he didn't see the little girl and she was dragged under the vehicle and killed.
Groupe Car Club of Las Vegas held a fundraiser over the weekend to help with the costs of a funeral. Celest Wendermyer said Censere was quiet and reserved, and could get anything she wanted from her grandparents.
"She was like 'I'm going to the store,' and if he would've seen her, she knew he would've let her go to the store with him." Celest adopted Censere when she was a baby. The blow of her tragic death kept Celest from leaving her house, until now.
"I said, I just had to come out, take a look, and see how much people love and care."
Family and friends pitched in to help wash cars and hold up signs. People they had never met stopped to donate.
"It just shows everybody has a heart basically, and it's nice to see they watch the news and they see what's going on," said Censere's cousin Alan Ford. "And they come out here to help ones in need."
"That was a big help, major big support, we really appreciate all the help," said Latrice Roberts, Censere's aunt.
The money raised will help with the costs of a funeral, but Celest said even if they come up short, it has already helped.
"To see everybody coming together and helping me out with my baby it's a blessing for me and my family," said Celest.
An account has been set up at Wells Fargo Bank. To donate, specify the Censere Wedermyer Fund, Account No. 1259247011.
The girl's school and the Public Education Foundation are also raising money to help the family and to put a memorial at Censere's school. Click here for more details.
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