Brittany, Josh, and Jake Support Fund

$4,640 of $12k goal

Raised by 77 people in 31 months
John Weaver  KNOXVILLE, TN
On Sunday, April 27, a tragic car accident took the lives of Josh Hensley (21) and Jake Jennings (20) and seriously injured Brittany Branch (19) as they stood next to Josh's Volkswagen. Josh's 63 VW had broken down on I-40 after leaving a car show. Jake saw the car on the shoulder and stopped to help.

Several Volkswagen clubs are uniting to raise money to help the families cover the funeral expenses and Brittany's mounting medical bills. These funds will be divided evenly between the three families. So far, we have joining together the Knox Volks Motor Club (Knoxville), Aircooled Hooligans (Knoxville and International), The Northeast Tennessee Volkswagen Association (Greeneville and the Tri-Cities), German Metal VW Club (Panama City), Dripn Drivers VW Club (Dallas, GA),  and Bugs4Christ (Gray, GA).

Josh is remembered as a passionate Volkswagen enthusiast, always trading for different cars and tinkering with them until they were his own. He wore the marque proudly, tattooed on his legs. He lived for Brittany, however. From highschool on, they were inseparable.

Jake "Onetoomany" had both more cars and more friends than a person could count. He is remembered as a man that would help anyone at anytime, all the way until the end. His friends knew him as a care-free, fun loving, car nut. His absence has affected the entire car enthusiast community, in Knoxville and beyond.

Brittany's friends refer to her as both the sweetest person you will ever meet and as a strong willed survivor. She recently completed basic training with the U.S. Air Force, before returning to Josh in Knoxville. She faces tough times ahead, but no one doubts that she will pull through this. She is going to need as much help as we can give her.

Anything that you can give to help is appreciated. If any other car clubs would like to join us in this effort, please contact us through the Knox Volks Motor Club page on Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/pages/Knox-Volks-Motor-Club/96190627144

or through the email link above.

Thank you!
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Update 40
Posted by John Weaver
29 months ago
One last thank you to everyone who donated! The total amount that will be dispersed to Brittany and to the families of Josh and Jake is $4,250.00. That is the amount after the fees that go to gofundme.com. Knox Volks Motor Club will be dispersing the funds, split three ways, from its checking account to each of the parties this weekend at Summer Jam 6 (our big VW show). This amount will be added to the amounts collected at Circle yer Wagens and other various car shows. With the amount we have raised here and that raised by the Air Cooled Hooligans, we have hopefully put a dent in the bills that were incurred by this tragedy. Thank you.
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Update 39
Posted by John Weaver
30 months ago
Thank you to everyone who generously contributed to this fund for loved ones lost and for Brittany's recovery. The entire regional Volkswagen community thanks you! This fund will close on Friday this week. At that point, the funds will be distributed by the Knox Volks Motor Club to the families of Jake and Josh and to Brittany. If you are waiting for a chance to contribute, there are still two more days remaining. Once again, thank you to everyone for helping out.
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Update 38
Posted by John Weaver
31 months ago
Big thanks due to Martin and to Todd and Ally. The ball is still rolling.
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Update 37
Posted by John Weaver
31 months ago
Big thanks to Colin and E&M!
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$4,640 of $12k goal

Raised by 77 people in 31 months
Created April 29, 2014
$75
Anonymous
30 months ago
RS
$100
Rickey&Cathy Spencer
31 months ago

we send our prayers out to the families

TW
$100
Todd&Ally Wright
31 months ago
MB
$50
Martin Bohannon
31 months ago
$50
Anonymous
31 months ago
$20
Colin Simmons
31 months ago

please let Matt Johnson know I donated 20$ thank him for selling stickers for my donation. God bless.

EM
$30
E&M McDaniel
31 months ago
$50
Anonymous
31 months ago
SW
$100
SETH WEBB
31 months ago

Prayers for the families.

SM
$100
Sandra Maloof
31 months ago

Sorry for your loss. From a fellow VW owner. SDR Pasadena, CA

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