Bullard community rallies in support of missing 10-year-old
BULLARD, TX (KLTV) - The Bullard community is rallying in support of a missing East Texas child.
Ten-year-old Kayla Gomez-Orozco lived and attended school in Tyler. Tuesday she went missing while attending a prayer service in Bullard. An investigation command center has been set up in the city and residents have stepped in to help in anyway necessary.
Friday at Bullard Intermediate School, dozens of students dressed in pink to honor Kayla.
Many students made cards for Kayla's family to let them know they are praying for her safe return.
Over at the Bullard ISD Administration building, a conference room was filled with food and beverage donations from the community.
District leaders said that with support, they've been able to feed hundreds of law enforcement officials over the past three days.
Jamaica Williams said her family was her motivation to come out and give.
"I have children. I have a 12-year-old daughter of my own. It's just touched really close to home," Williams said, adding that the family lives near the church.
Residents said they are still in shock but they're ready to do whatever they can to aid in the search for Kayla.
"There is just a lot of big hearts here that want more than anything for the little girl to be found safe and sound," Williams said.
Friday, the FBI said it was looking to expand its search area and asked for public assistance.
Officials are also offering a $60,000 reward for information, according to Cherokee County Crimestoppers. Call Crimestoppers at 903-586-7867 to provide tips or contact the FBI tipline at 972-559-5711.
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