East Texans are asked to don Pink on Friday as a show of communitywide support for the search efforts to find 10-year-old Kayla Gomez-Orozco.
On Thursday, a cause Facebook page, @helpfindkaylagomez, was created to show support for the missing girl’s family. As of noon the page had over 5,000 likes.
The 10-year-old Tyler girl was last was last seen about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the foyer of her church at Bullard First Assembly Church on U.S. Highway 69, just inside the Cherokee County limits.
Kayla is Hispanic, about 4-feet tall and weighs 90 pounds. She has waist-length brown hair and brown eyes, and was wearing a black Racquet and Jog shirt, a peach skirt and black shoes.
A post asked community members to wear Kayla’s favorite color, pink, on Friday to show solidarity.
“We are asking everyone to please wear pink tomorrow,” the post reads. “Shirt or ribbon or whatever you choose in honor of Kayla. We will be adding pink ribbon to our vehicles also - on back windshield wiper or antennae until she is brought home safely. We encourage you to do the same.”
Other posts in the page are from community messages offering prayers, and a photo of a business marquis asking for prayers.