Monday, Sept. 30, 2019
The make-shift memorial in Thomson is honoring the lives of the three teens who died in the crash last week. (Source: WRDW)
THOMSON, GA (WRDW/WAGT) -- As the community mourns alongside a mother who lost three children and was injured herself in a car accident last week, those around her are working to make sure she doesn't have to bear the load of tragedy alone.
Several fundraising efforts have begun to help the family of Tasha Daniel following the loss of her children Bryson, Bella, and Bostyn Dinger. All three perished in the crash that has greatly saddened the small community.
One such online effort has already raised over $195,000 and climbing through over 4,000 donors alone.
That fundraiser has seen hundreds of donations pour in from all over the country.
Others on other donation sites have also raised over $10,000.
Kita Hill, a friend of Daniel's, says her world was shaken when she found out about the accident.
"I know they say we shouldn't question God, but I just wonder," Hill said. "I ask why such a sweet family?"
Hill coped the only way she knew how by bringing flowers and balloons to the memorial site.
Ribbons, too, have become the symbol for the community. Richard's Flowers and Gifts, a local flower shop, has become so inundated for ribbons that a waiting list now has 200 people. The proceeds from the ribbons are going to Daniel.
“It's just overwhelming to see how many people have come out,” Bonnie Widener and Tammy Reese said of the ribbons. “I mean, we have people that are not even here that are actually just donating money for us to tie the bows and give the bows away to other people.”
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