Internet Comes Together To Raise Money For Woman Who Lost 9 Family Members In Duck Boat Tragedy

The GoFundMe community is coming together to raise money for Tia Coleman, the woman who lost nine of her family members last week when a duck boat capsized in Missouri.

The GoFundMe campaign raised more than $650,000 from more than 14,000 people in just three days.

"Eleven family members went on a family vacation when a horrible boating accident killed nine family members including Tia’s Husband, their three children Rece, Evan and Arya," the fundraising page explains. "This page is to support Tia Coleman."

According to CNN, the campaign was launched by Leeta Bigbe, Coleman’s sister.

"GoFundMe guarantees that all funds raised will go directly to the Coleman family," GoFundMe spokeswoman Katherine Cichy told CNN. "Our hearts are with Tia and her loved ones as they recover from this tragedy."

The page was shared more than 60,000 times and supporters wrote notes to Tia on the page, expressing sympathy and giving prayers.

Yesterday, the company that owned the boat, Ride The Ducks Branson, also announced that they would be covering all of the medical bills, funeral costs, and any related travel or accommodation costs for the families affected.


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