An evening that was intended for celebration and preparation for the holiday season turned into a nightmare at the Waukesha Christmas Parade. A red SUV drove through the parade, killing five people and injuring more than 45 others.
Our hearts are heavy for family and friends in Waukesha, those who are mourning the loss of their loved ones, and those with a long recovery ahead.
We remember the lives of:
• Virginia Sorenson, 79 year old female
• LeAnna Owen, 71 year old female
• Tamara Durand, 52 year old female
• Jane Kulich, 52 year old female
• Wilhelm Hospel, 81 year old male
• Jackson Sparks, 8 year old male
Now's the time to take action. We can come together as a community and help our neighbors and those affected by this tragic event. Below are some of the fundraisers and events that we've heard of. If you have any others, please let us know via our Facebook page, and we'll get them added to the list.
Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin is extending it's hours this week to those who are willing to donate. Visit one of these facilities, and schedule an appointment by clicking here.
- GREENFIELD: 7210 W. Edgerton Avenue
- KENOSHA: 8064 39th Avenue
- MILWAUKEE: 638 North 18th Street
- RACINE: 1120 S. Sunnyslope Drive
- WAUKESHA: 2111 Springdale Road
- WEST BEND: 130 Valley Avenue
- WAUWATOSA: 8733 Watertown Plank Road
United for Waukesha Community Fund
The Waukesha County Community Foundation and United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County have joined together to support the needs of the families impacted from the tragic incident. Click here to donate. As of last night (11/22) around 5PM, more than $200,000 has been donated.
There are many different GoFundMe Campaigns going around. Here are the different links we've been made aware of -
Support the family of Tamara: https://www.gofundme.com/f/waukesha-parade-attack-tamara...
Support Tyler’s Recovery: https://www.gofundme.com/f/qv8pjg-help-tyler-heal...
Xtreme Dance: https://www.gofundme.com/f/helping-the-waukesha-xtreme-dance-team-dancers?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=p_cp%20share-sheet&fbclid=IwAR0Jsp-FsGF2vhzLJUibIOAfLU4GCIQHbpDo_6CFjfo8QK2O8rBhzSbadP8
South HS Band: https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-waukesha-south-band?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=p_cp%20share-sheet&fbclid=IwAR15cnaci-QGKrAwkc3Crgux-sDG5d7lm4CRVAEXac5xAQvNJoiqQNapY8Y
Injured Xtreme Dancer Jessalyn: https://www.gofundme.com/.../waukesha-parade-car-attack...
Sparks Family boys: https://www.gofundme.com/.../waukesha-parade-attack...
Ginny Sorensen: https://www.gofundme.com/f/ginny-sorenson-memorial-fund...
Paying Tribute to Jane Kulich: https://www.gofundme.com/f/paying-tribute-to-jane...
Help Dancing Grannie Recover: https://www.gofundme.com/.../23rg3r-help-tamara-get-back...
Support Julia's Fight: https://www.gofundme.com/f/julia-waukesha-parade-victim?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_campaign=p_cf%20share-flow-1&fbclid=IwAR2jX4EFgyVIc8GtDdikuxEPGj9-yycRfAjVY_4zgiksl5mrcIRCbbna1n4
Perez Diaz Family Support: https://www.gofundme.com/.../waukesha-parade-tragedy...
Support Tiegs Family: https://pffwcf.networkforgood.com/.../146837-tiegs-family...
Perales Family Support: https://www.gofundme.com/.../waukesha-parade-tragedy...
Laughrins Support: https://www.gofundme.com/f/support-laughrins-in-time-of-need?utm_campaign=p_cp%20share-sheet&utm_medium=copy_link_all&utm_source=customer&fbclid=IwAR1znI3mmUTyelEZhtuwufyytZdQPqNKfm12XrScyxhdyRmfSFKvSXi1Spc
Support Injured Kenzie: https://www.gofundme.com/f/9ks384-kenziestrong...