Donations at $27k for family of crash victim
DONATIONS keep pouring in for the Underhill family through an online crowd funding campaign which has now raised more than $27,000 in less than two days.
Casino police Sergeant Steve Underhill's four-year-old daughter was killed in an horrific crash on Friday when the red Mazda 323 she was a back seat passenger in collided with a white Subaru Liberty on the Bruxner Highway about 10km east of Casino.
The Mazda was torn in half by the force of the impact and Sgt Underhill's two-year-old daughter who was in the back seat with her older sister sustained serious injuries.
Tammie Valle created a GoFundMe page to raise money for the family which has been shared more than 3000 times on social media.
At noon today $27, 455 had been raised for the family, smashing the initial target of $10,000.
Ms Valle posted on the page to thank people for their support.
"So much generosity I can't thank you all enough," she wrote.
Wendy and Kevin Stephen donated $100 to the family and left this message: "Sending love and deepest sympathies. Such a terrible tragedy."
When Pat Ireland donated $40 this morning she wrote: "Our thoughts and love go out to you and your family."
Rosemary Thorn commended the fundraising effort for the family.
"Great to see such AMAZING community support from near and afar," she posted on the GoFundMe page.
"My deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers to the Underhill family.
"May your strength prevail to help you through these difficult times."
To donate to the campaign visit https://www.gofundme.com/snf8fzwk.