Madasani / Kuchibhotla Relief Fund

Kansas City Star article about this campaign.

Update 2:

My name is Brian Ford and I live in Shawnee, KS. (About 15 minutes from the location of the shooting at Austins bar and grill in Olathe, KS.)

I am not related to either victim, but have a close friend who works at Garmin, where Srinivas and Alok both worked. I was motivated to start this page the morning after the shooting because I couldn't find a way to donate to the two men who were targeted. (A third victim was shot when he stepped in to help - his sister had already set up a funding page for his medical care.)

Any raised funds are expected to be used for medical and funeral expenses, as needed.

Update 1:

I have been in touch with a member of the victim's family as well as a Human Resources manager at Garmin. As a result, I have added the family members as beneficiaries to the funds which means they will now have sole access to the money once the funding period is completed.

Original Description:

Alok Madasani and Srinivas Kuchibhotla, both employees at Garmin, were enjoying their evening at a local sports bar in Olathe, KS when they were confronted with racist, bigoted remarks and ultimately shot as part of what appears to have been a vicious hate crime.

Sadly, Kuchibhotla was fatally wounded and Madasani was critically injured.

Madasani will likely face extensive medical bills and the family of Kuchibhotla will now have to deal with the death of their beloved son, both financially and emotionally.

Let's send a message that we will support those who are targeted -- and stand against all who wish to spread hate -- by raising funds to help the victims of this horrendous act of senseless violence.

Thank you!
Kansas City Star article on the shooting.


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Brian Eric Ford 
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