Nonprofit displaying appreciation for Calera women elevating cash

CALERA, Ala. (WBRC) – A heartwarming update on a story we follow. Community members work together to show their appreciation two young girls in Calera who are collecting money to pay for expenses after the fatal motorway accident in June.

We introduced you to 8 year old Maggie and Jamison, who are behind the fundraiser. The girls wanted to give something back after that tragic I-65 accident that killed 8 children aboard the Tallapoosa County Girls’ Ranch Van. The duo have been selling soda for the past week and are selling the last large batch of soda at Calera’s First Friday event.

They wanted to raise $ 200 – now it’s a few thousand.

Founder of the Shelby County’s Bikes 4 Kids nonprofit heard about the girls’ efforts and wanted to show his appreciation. Charlie Bradford’s family was affected by this devastating accident. His nonprofit makes custom bikes for kids for free, and today he surprised the girls with a $ 100 donation and news that he would build them two custom lemonade-themed bikes.

“My son had a friend who was killed in the crash. She was one of the older girls, “said Charlie Bradford, founder of Bikes 4 Kids, Inc.” Then when I read about what the girls were doing, I thought it was great. They do what I did – they try to help as best they can. “

The girls will start designing the new bikes next week. If you are a business owner and want to donate for bike assembly, contact Bikes 4 Kids, Inc.

If you’d like to donate to the Tallapoosa County Girls Ranch fundraiser, please contact Go Fund Me account.

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