The Ceres Police Department chaplains are collecting clothing and other items for the seven children who were removed from their home earlier this week as three adults were arrested for child endangerment.
The squalor living conditions found Tuesday evening inside a home in the 1900 block of Darrah Street were discovered as police responded to a 10:02 p.m. call about a man and woman engaged in a heated verbal argument in the street. That led to the discovery of heartbreaking living conditions which were exposed to the seven children of Amy Luna, 24, of Ceres. Also arrested were Jose Garcia, 25, and his girlfriend Suzanne Luna, 26.
"Since this incident there has been several citizens, businesses, and community members coming forward inquiring about providing help and donations for the seven children," said Ceres Police Department spokesman Lt. Chris Perry. "Several community members have dropped off large bags of clothes and toys for the children."
Clothes or children's toy donations may be dropped off at the lobby of the Ceres Police Department weekdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monetary donations may be left in the form of a check made out the Ceres Police Chaplains who will ensure the money is spent on providing essentials for the children.
The children involved are girls aged 9, 3, and 18 months and boys who are aged 7, 4, 2 and 20 months.
"The Ceres Police Department would like to thank everyone for their generosity and support for these children."
The Ceres Police Department encourages anyone with further information regarding this case please contact Ceres Police Dispatch at 538-5712.