Community helping Minneola family after teen dies in house fire

- A heartbroken community is helping a local family after a beloved teen dies in a house fire.  Friends say 17-year-old Trevor Ross loved animals and photography and volunteered in the community. 

There has been an outpouring of support for the family of Trevor Ross.  His photo was posted at the end of the driveway to the home where he died Wednesday night. 

Trever was a student at Lake Minneola High School.  According to a GoFundMe page that has been set up for the family they say he was into robotics and animal rescue. Trevor is survived by his parents and his brothers who lost him and just about everything they owned. 

The city of Minneola is rallying to try and help by accepting donations on their behalf. "The community has been wonderful so far pouring out their donations of clothing, food, monetary gift cards," Minneola Councilwoman Kelly Price said. "The businesses are stepping up asking what they can do to help."

For those interested in donating directly you can visit the GoFundMe page in Trevor's honor: Our Angel and Our Fallen Hawk.

A donation drive will be held at City Hall in Minneola on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. We are told the family is mostly in need of clothes and temporary housing. 

People are also encouraged to check for updates on how they can help by visiting the official City of Minneola website.

Original story: Firefighters battle deadly house fire in Minneola


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