KFOX14 Cares: After the Storm
- Bugs invade the borderland
- Letter from county officials sent to governor asking for assistance
- Berino left with massive cleanup after floodwaters tear through
- Bulldogs rally to help family who lost home to mud
- Socorro prioritizing cleanup of flood damage, sinkholes
- Socorro City Council approves disaster declaration following flood
- Gov. set to visit La Union to assess flood damage
- Recent rains leave prime mosquito breeding grounds around Borderland
- E. coli and viruses in floodwater
- Floodwater spreading disease to pets
- Water safe to drink in La Union
- El Paso Water Utilities say stormwater projects performed well during storms
- La Union residents frustrated as no improvements planned for nearby dam
- El Paso Water Utilities working on I-10, central El Paso flooding issues
- Poverty, lack of infrastructure adds to severity of San Eli floods
- Floods topple grave sites at San Elizario cemetery
- Dona Ana County commissioners agree they need state help
- Flood victims get help from a group of teens
- La Union residents, officials discuss flood damage recovery
- San Portales museum suffers damage after flooding
- Historic landmarks damaged from storms
- San Elizario families in need of help after floods
- Dam near La Union breaks, causes major road damage and disrupts water service
- Flood cleanup a slow process in San Elizario
- Socorro continues flood cleanup, hopes to prevent future damage
- Floods force San Eli families from homes
- Northeast flooding leads to road closures, stranded motorists
- West El Paso sees flooding on residential roads, residents concerned about drain maintenance
- La Union residents without water as officials fix water system
- San Elizario residents deal with damage from massive flooding
- Massive Socorro sinkholes destroy back yard, threaten homes
- Socorro flooding leaves Coker Road residents with cleanup
- Socorro mayor says they need National Guard help
- San Elizario cancels after school-activities
- Sinkhole growing larger in Socorro
- Socorro residents trapped in homes after arroyo breaks
- Arroyo breaks causing major flooding in Socorro
- Borderland braces for another round of heavy rain
- Vado residents suffer severe flooding for third time in several weeks
- Heavy rain leaves big mess central El Paso resident
- More work to be done on stormwater system after I-10 floods Wednesday morning
- Rain causes ceiling collapses in area shelter, apartment complex
- Crews repair water dam leak in central
- Rain causes overflow of Stormwater Pond in central El Paso
- Sinkhole closes Luna Street in Central El Paso
Bulldogs rally to help family who lost home to mud
Updated: Monday, September 30 2013, 10:56 AM MDT
By: Genevieve Curtis
SOCORRO, Texas -- Socorro High School students are taking care of one of their own after devastating flooding last week.
Families displaced by the flooding are finding shelter with the Red Cross at the school, and Jose Lopez, a student at the school, hasn't been in the hallways lately.
Instead, he's spent the last week trying to salvage his home after more than a foot of mud moved in.
Jose and his family are still staying in one of the high school's gyms for now, but his fellow Bulldogs are banding together to try and help the family who lost almost everything to the floods.
The high school's ROTC students went out this past weekend to begin digging the family out. The floods buried everything, including the family's cars.
Lopez said his family had to climb to their roof to wait out the storm as the mud filled their home.
Students have donated clothes, shoes and other household items.
"It feels nice because you can see this world has nice people. They touch their hearts to help us," said Lopez.
Still, there is a lot of work to be done. Many of the rooms are still covered in deep mud.
Volunteers plan to help the family this weekend and Socorro students will be back on Sunday to try and dig the home out.