BOSSIER PARISH, LA (KSLA) - The funeral for a 2-year-old girl killed in a tornado Friday in Haughton will be held Tuesday.
The child's service at 3 p.m. will be followed by burial in the cemetery adjoining the funeral home.
Two GoFundMe accounts have been set up to help the child's family cover the cost of her funeral and to help the family secure a new place to live.
Elm Grove resident Bonnie Nixon, who's related to the family, created Carly Ortiz's Funeral Fund on Saturday and posted the following update late Sunday afternoon:
That GoFundMe effort had raised $10,330 as of Sunday afternoon.
Earlier Sunday, Nixon also noted that two GoFundMe accounts had been set up.
The other account, "Fundraiser for Carly Ortiz & Family" created by Bossier City resident Vita Riner " on behalf of Merlin A. Ortiz Martinez," had raised $6,245 toward its goal of $25,000 as of Sunday afternoon.
Its narrative reads that the Ortiz family and their small mobile home moved to Haughton from New Orleans three weeks ago.