The Oxnard community is coming together to help six children who’s mother was killed in a domestic dispute.
The Oxnard police department put on a “Community Check-In” Thursday night.
The special event comes after Alfredo Ortiz allegedly shot and killed his wife, Teresa, in the home they shared with their six children on the 100 block of Juanita Avenue.
Community members used the special event to discuss any concerns or questions they have with Oxnard police officers. They also held a donation drive where truck loads of items were collected to help the six children who’s mom is gone and father is in jail facing murder charges.
Dozens of neighbors and Oxnard residents donated items to the children, ranging in age from 2 to 16.
“I have seven boys, and I love my kids so I like other kids to have what my kids have so that is why I came and I went running through my house to get some clothes for the kids that need them,” said neighbor Marie Aguilar.
“The community has been outstanding there is such an outpour of love for these children. There has been clothing, food, and monetary donations. It is really positive to see something positive come out of this tragedy,” said Melissa Valdez of the Oxnard Police Department.
The Oxnard Police Department will continue to receive donations for the Ortiz children. They are looking for anything from diapers, to pantry goods, and toiletries.
If you would like to donate contact Melissa Valdez with the Oxnard Police Department at 805-342-8292.