The community has come together to make a tough time for a family a little easier.
Pastor Pablo with the Lutheran Hispanic Outreach is working to raise money to help the Vargas family pay for 2-year-old Steven Saavedra's funeral.
Steven died in his mother's car last week when his uncle apparently left him in the car for several hours in the heat.
The Lutheran Hispanic Outreach has collected $1,200 to pay for the burial plot. Their goal is to collect another $1,200 to pay for the funeral.
If you would like to contribute to the Vargas family there are several ways to do so.
* Make checks payable to Grace Lutheran Church and mail them to: 1407 W. 5th Street, Storm Lake, IA 50588
* Take money to Fratzke and Jensen Funeral Home in care of the Vargas family during business hours 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Monday through Friday
* Contribute to any of the cans or boxes located at the businesses around Storm Lake and surrounding towns.
The family appreciates your kindness.