Community members are stepping up to help those affected by Wednesday's mass shooting that left three civilians and one Everest Metro police officer dead.
- River Valley Bank is setting up a victims' family fund account to make it easy for the community to support those affected by the deaths, with a $25,000 match from the bank. People can donate by cash or check at any River Valley Bank location. Donations can be mailed to River Valley Bank c/o Victims Family Fund, 327 N. 17th Ave., Wausau. More information is available at www.rivervalleybank.com/victimsfamilyfund.
- Intercity State Bank is taking donations for the Weiland Memorial Fund. All proceeds will go to the family of Everest Metro Police Detective Jason Weiland, who was shot and killed Wednesday as he approached an apartment complex in Weston. People can drop off donations at any Intercity State Bank location. The Wausau branch is at 3600 Stewart Ave., Suite A, the Schofield branch is at 962 Grand Ave. and the Weston branch is at 2900 Schofield Ave. People can also mail donations to P.O. Box 560, Schofield, WI 54476-0560.
- Residents have donated meals to the Everest Metro Police Department and other local police agencies. People who want to donate food to police officers should call 715-359-4202 and ask for Kristy.
- Residents are hosting a candlelight vigil for the victims at 7 p.m. Sunday at Everest Metro Police Department at 5303 Mesker St., Weston.
- GoGetterGraphics is selling shirts depicting Wisconsin in the background with people holding hands in the foreground, to raise money to support victims. The designer says the company will sell the shirts for $15, with all the proceeds going to the Everest Metro Police Department. Shirts can be purchased here.
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