Groesbeck: Children of couple killed in wreck receive help from the community

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GROESBECK, Texas (KWTX) Since the tragic accident on Highway 39 in January 2019 that saw their parents killed, the Ferguson children have been taken care of by their grandmother.

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Last month, they faced another hurdle. The family was forced to split up and stay with friends after they were evicted from their home.

That's why Lauren Homes, Brandi Getz and others are hoping to ease the burden. The Ferguson4Benefit group was founded, with the goal of getting the family back together under one roof.

"I promised their parents that they would be taken care of," Holmes said.

"They would live happy and successful lives and if it's the last thing I do, that's what will happen.

So far, the group has collected over $40,000, with over $18,000 donated at a special benefit Saturday night at the Limestone County Fairgrounds in Groesbeck.

"We had a team that came together and we have all worked diligently to do what we could to raise money and it's just been completely amazing," Getz said.

Bryston Ferguson, the eldest child, gave KWTX the following statement:
"On behalf of my siblings and I, I would like to sincerely thank everyone who has been a part of making this rough time easier on our family. From donations, to supplies, to prayers we appreciate all of them more than you could imagine.

From the beginning of the tragedy to now, not only people in my community but people all across Texas have been helpful in every way possible and I appreciate it from the bottom of my heart.

A big thank you to the person who donated a large amount of money to me and my family to be able to find a place we can call home, and money to put aside for me to further my education. I would like to thank you all once again!"

Anyone interested in making a donation can contact Farmer's State Bank of Groesbeck at (254)-729-3272.