Most of you are aware of the tragedy that struck the community of Rothschild and the surrounding areas last Wednesday. Like many of you, WBA is seeking ways we can help not only Marathon Savings Bank but all the community members affected by this horrible series of events.

Marathon Savings Bank has established a fund to support the families of the bank employees and is providing an initial gift of $30,000. The bank has also created a GoFundMe page to accept donations from the public; the “Barclay and Look Family Fund” can be found at www.gofundme.com/barclay-and-look-family-fund.

Here is a list of additional ongoing efforts by local community members that you could choose to participate in:

River Valley Bank has created the Victims Family Fund account to support those affected by the deaths. The bank will match up to $25,000. For more information, visit www.rivervalleybank.com/victimsfamilyfund.

Intercity State Bank is collecting donations for the Weiland Memorial Fund with the proceeds supporting the family of Everest Metro Police Detective Jason Weiland, one of the four victims. Funds can be sent to any Intercity State Bank location.

GoGetterGraphics has created a shirt to raise money with all the proceeds going to the Everest Metro Police Department. To purchase a shirt, click here.