How you can help family of 3 children killed in Sugar Land house fire

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A GoFundMe page was created after many reached out wanting to help. Part of the funds will be used to create a scholarship at St. Laurence Catholic School, where the siblings were enrolled.

SUGAR LAND, Texas (KTRK) -- The families of three children killed in a Sugar Land house fire are now working to honor their memory.

The mother and father have created two separate GoFundMe accounts, each verified and legitimate, with goals to create lasting legacies for their three children, 11-year-old Olivia, eight-year-old Edison and five-year-old Colette.

Here are the links to both accounts:

The funds will be used in a variety of ways from fire education to supporting causes in line with the siblings interests, including a scholarship at St. Laurence Catholic School in Sugar Land, where the siblings were enrolled.

"Our hearts are broken right now," the children's mother Jackie Pham Nguyen said in a statement. "We really appreciate everyone's kindness and willingness to help at this time. There isn't much we need at the moment, but we recognize that we are overwhelmed right now."

The children along with their grandmother, Jackie's mom, were killed in the house fire.

ORIGINAL STORY: Grandma and 3 children die in Sugar Land house fire, officials say

Sugar Land firefighters responded to the home around 2 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 16.

Investigators say 41-year-old Nguyen and a friend were injured and taken to the hospital.

The children and grandmother were found deceased inside.

"I want everyone to love their kids, kiss their kids, hug their kids. Enjoy them," said Vanessa Kon, the children's aunt.

The family lost power Monday night during the statewide mandated outages from ERCOT.

Investigators believe they were using a fireplace to stay warm through the power shut-off, though they do not know the exact cause of the fire.

Neighbors have expressed outrage, calling the fire and deaths unconscionable as millions of families were forced to live without electric heat during an Arctic cold front.

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