For those who may not know, Isha Clark, Carrie Lindley, and Jessica Smith were in St. Petersburg, FL for a few days to help celebrate Carrie's birthday along with a few other friends. After making a late night food run, they were struck by an oncoming motor cyclist when pulling-out onto Fourth St.
Sadly, our beloved Isha did not survive the crash and leaves two children behind in her passing. Our dear Carrie Sue is still in critical condition and we are continually praying for her to regain consciousness and survive her serious injuries. Thankfully, our sweet Jessica did not sustain life threatening injuries but clearly needs all the support she can get after enduring this traumatic accident.
The purpose of this Go Fund Me is to help raise money for all three ladies. We are not sure exactly what their needs are at this time or how the funds will be divided but we will be consulting with them (their children [in Isha's case])once we're able in order to discover how great their needs are and allocate the funds accordingly.
For Isha, it will likely be in the form of funeral funds or funds to help sort her outstanding affairs, and go to her children. For Carrie, we speculate that she will likely have some hefty medical bills as well as ongoing bills she is unable to handle in her current state. For Jessica we are not sure what her needs are yet but she also needed medical attention and may need some time away from work to process the trauma she has just been through which will require compensation to handle her affairs in the interim.
Whatever you are able to contribute is greatly needed and appreciated as three women's lives have been severely upset and in one case, ended, due to this awful tragedy! Please share this as much as you can and give whatever you are comfortable giving as it will strictly be allocated to these three very treasured and very deserving young women and/or their children [in Isha's case]. Thank you.
Update: On March 7th, 2021 a new Go Fund Me has been created just for Carrie Lindley and her growing medical needs. Please feel to donate separately to this other crowd fund as Carrie's needs are coming to light as the true depth of her injuries continue to be discovered: https://gofund.me/3b84970c
Update: On March 7th, 2021 a new Go Fund Me was started just for Isha Clark and her children/estate. If you are at all able to donate in the coming weeks, please do so as her children have lost one of the most irreplaceable people in their lives. The trauma from this and the care needed to help them figure-out how to continue living with this loss are insurmountable. Anything helps and all donations are tremendously appreciated:
Please note: This does not mean that Carrie will not receive funds from this Go Fund Me, it just means she will receive additional funds dedicated to her individual recovery from the other fund started by Tina Pankow and managed by Carrie's family. As the needs of all 3 women continued to unveil themselves, I am working directly with point people representing each camp to ensure that all of them receive what they need. Additionally, all processing fees applied by Go Fund Me are being covered in effort to make sure that the recipients receive the full dollar amount intended from all donators.
Fund Allocation Info: As of March 19th, 2021 per the requirements of Go Fund Me, the following information must be disclosed to all contributors to ensure transparency of how the funds will arrive in the hands of the victims it has been raised for. I, Gwendolyn Dailey, am a friend of Isha Clark, Carrie Lindley and Jessica Smith and per an agreement I have with each of their representatives, I will be withdrawing the funds directly into my personal bank account and dispersing it among the three via their direct bank accounts; in Isha's case, her daughter has had an account established for her, an account has been specifically established for Carrie for Go Fund Me funds and Jessica will have the money wired directly to her. The reason for withdrawing the funds in this manner is because the funds traditionally have to be withdrawn to one account and it must be by someone who the fund is for. Since Isha has passed and Carrie is not in a condition to handle this task, that would leave the burden on Jessica. After discussing it with their representatives it was decided not to leave this responsibility with Jessica who is handling enough, and that it would be easiest for me to handle the administrative task of withdraw and disbursement of funds.