How you can support victims of Waukesha parade tragedy
WAUKESHA, Wis. — The Waukesha community is coming together to support the victims of Sunday’s parade tragedy.
Five people were killed and at least 40 were injured Sunday when an SUV plowed into paradegoers at a Christmas parade. The driver, Darrell Brooks Jr., is in custody.
The United for Waukesha Community Fund, a joint effort of the Waukesha County Community Foundation and the United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha County, has been set up to help those affected by the tragedy.
A number of GoFundMe accounts have been established to help specific individuals and groups.
The crowdfunding website shared a list of verified fundraisers on social media, including:
- A verified fundraiser for the Waukesha South High School Band;
- A verified fundraiser for the Waukesha Xtreme Dance team;
- A verified fundraiser for Amber Kohnke, the mother of a girl who was hit directly;
- A verified fundraiser for the Sparks family, whose 12- and 8-year-old children were hit; and
- A verified fundraiser for Jane Kulich, one of the victims who died from her injuries.
Here is a thread of verified fundraisers for those affected by the Waukesha Christmas parade tragedy.
Our Trust & Safety Team is monitoring our platform closely. We will update this list as more official fundraisers are created to support victims and their families:
— GoFundMe (@gofundme) November 22, 2021
The City of Waukesha also announced a partnership with the United Way Monday to raise funds for families impacted by the tragedy.
UW’s BIPOC Coalition is asking community members who wish to support victims to donate to the fund.
We are overwhelmed by the support folks have shown for our mutual aid efforts.
We are using our platform to ask for support for those impacted by the tragedy in Waukesha.
Please considering donating using the following link to support the community: https://t.co/ajvpMSvPFS
— BIPOC Coalition (@UWBIPOCCo) November 22, 2021
The Milwaukee Brewers are also hosting multiple events to raise money for victims.
This article will be updated as more information becomes available.
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