Carson High School hosted a Miracle Minute fundraiser Friday for everyone seeking to donate to support family members of freshman Lexi Paige Rodriguez, who died Jan. 28.
Rodriguez died after she was struck by a car at the intersection of North Carson Street and Nye Lane.
The fundraiser was held during the school’s A3 class period and students, teachers and employees took donations for one minute, pooling money into an envelope in their classrooms. Leadership students collected the envelopes and took them to accounting to be totaled.
Sadie Brown, a sophomore, donated during the Miracle Minute and was proud Carson High was helping the Rodriguez family during a difficult time, she said. Although she didn’t know Lexi Rodriguez, she said she wanted to support those who did.
“I think it’s an amazing thing to contribute and give back because the things that family has had to go through are unimaginable and I’m just glad that we can do something to help them at this point,” Brown said.
The Rodriguez family held vigils for Lexi on Jan. 29 and 30 on North Carson Street and Nye Lane, with many of her friends and Carson High members attending near the crosswalk where she was struck by a car.
Contributions from Friday’s fundraiser benefit Rodriguez’s family directly. If members of the community would also like to donate to the Miracle Minute, donations can be dropped off at Carson High’s main office until Wednesday, Feb. 14.
The school district and Carson High continue to offer support services for students, staff and community members affected by this loss.