More than $200,000 raised so far for 9-year-old survivor of Iowa shooting
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (KCRG) - Support from strangers and loved ones have contributed to a GoFundMe to provide the 9-year-old survivor of a deadly shooting on Friday with more financial stability in the future.
Three members of the Schmidt family of Cedar Falls, parents Sarah and Tyler, and 6-year-old daughter Lula, were shot and killed while camping at Maquoketa Caves State Park on Friday morning. Authorities say that 23-year-old Anthony Sherwin, of Nebraska, shot and killed all three, then fled the park, and later shot and killed himself.
9-year-old Arlo Schmidt was also camping with his family and survived. According to the GoFundMe page, he is being supported by family and friends.
“Arlo is a strong boy, surrounded by family and friends who are supporting him as best we can,” Fundraiser organizer Beth Shapiro said.
The fundraiser was set up to provide Arlo with a more financially secure future, specifically for his education as he grows up. As of Monday, July 25th, the GoFundMe has raised over $202,000
People interested in donating can do so through GoFundMe. The money will be put into a trust fund in Arlo’s name.
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