The men and women of the Murrieta Police Officers Association have opened a trust fund and will be hosting two upcoming fundraisers for a little boy left motherless by an horrific fire, Murrieta Police Department spokesperson Sgt. Don Weller reported today.
On Wednesday Oct, 31 at 6:45 a.m., Murrieta police officers and fire fighters received a radio call of a fire at the Waterstone Apartment complex. The fire was extinguished and Shanae Christina Wesley, age 23, was located deceased inside the apartment.
Shanae Wesley’s 3-year-old son was inside the apartment during the fire and was rescued by a neighbor.
He was treated for minor injuries and released to his extended family. His identity is still not being released by the Murrieta Police Department.
“I spent several hours with him and he is an amazing little boy,” Officer Jennifer Metoyer said.
The first fundraiser will be held at Chick-Fil-A located at 24794 Madison Avenue in Murrieta on Monday Nov. 19 from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
“Chick-Fil-A will be kind enough to donate 20 percent of the total earnings from that night to the ‘trust fund/educational savings account,’” Officer Metoyer explained.
She added the second fundraiser will be held at Pump it Up located at 41785 Elm Street in Murrieta on Thursday Nov. 29 from 4:45 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. The cost is $10 per child and includes pizza and beverages.
“Pump it Up is donating 70 percent of all proceeds to the fund,” Metoyer said.
The trust fund account has been set up at BBVA Compass Bank located at 40780 California Oaks Road in Murrieta. Donations can be made at the bank care of account # 6702017503.