Medical and funeral expenses
I want to thank each and every one of you who have donated and kept my family In your thoughts and prayers. I am severely heartbroken that my babies were taken from me and not a day goes by I wish I could hold them and kiss them good morning and good night.
I feel duped. My one time $20 donation somehow turned into a MONTHLY withdrawal for over a year!!! I've put a stop to these payments so don't count on my $20 anymore! Trying to be nice & look what happens. I will never use gifundme again & if you make a donation be careful or you could be helping support someone.
Walt I would like to express my thanks to you as well in remembering everyone involved. I was too cowardly to mention the driver, but my family and I keep him in our prayers as well as the babies' family. Thank you again for being brave enough where I was not.
To see my community came together and show this family love and support means so much to me. As for Courtney and James may god bless you with a bit of peace in your heart. I could Never Ever imagine the pain your family is going thru. This incident was the first one that ever brought me to my knees to pray. Since then I've prayed for your family several times. As a mother myself I wish I could hug you and listen to you and comfort you. If ever you feel alone just know that your not. Your angels are with you in your heart if you ever need a friend please msg me I'll will PM you my # on FB I live 10 blocks away. Love u #hudsonfamily
Cortney it's so good to see a message from you. I was just at Figaros Pizza talking with a girl that works there. Here and I were there that day and I have thought about you every day sense the accident. I wish I could give you a big hug. I will continue to keep your family in my prayers.
I still have this family at the top of my prayer list. My hope is that people continue to share the Go Fund Me post to keep the cause going. While there is an account at Oregon Community Credit Union, sometimes this is easier for those out of State. I am here for you Hudson family. Please dont forget that!
Thank you every single one of you for your contribution. Thank you Jennifer for getting this going. Words are difficult to find to say how much all of this is appreciated.
My prayers go out to both James and Cortney...
Walt Archer...you're a good man:) Thanks for remembering EVERYBODY in this terrible tragedy. I am constantly thinking about this sweet family and praying for them. Just a thought...a friend of mine ha cancer and I have been doing a fundraiser for her. It's an actual auction on Facebook. I set up a page, posted all of the donated items by lot number with photos...and kicked off the auction this morning. So far, the bids are up high and I would call it a great success...and it doesn't even end until Sunday! It requires someone who is willing to organize it, but it's fun for the bidders and it makes a lot of money! If anyone is interested in doing this for the family, I'd be glad to guide you through! Just find me on FB.
I am so proud of my community. This had restored my faith in humanity.
I do wish this blog would insert the paragraphs as i wrote them. Now it looks like I just typed a jumbled mess. Sorry, folks.
I have only met the little girl once when my own daughters (step-cousins to each other) were able to play together at a family BBQ. She was a sweet child. I lost one daughter (4 years old) in a house fire... As much as that hurt me back then, I cannot even begin to imagine the hurt and despair this family is going through. It is not anything I would wish upon my worst enemy. I'm not a religous person, but the family is in my thoughts and I'm sending them the best thoughts I can possibly muster. (I think that came out wrong, but hopefully you will all know what I'm trying to say.) In reading the comments on here, I've seen a few mentions of comments that I couldn't view. I can only assume that they have already been removed. However, there were a few comments that caught my attention. They are: ====== @ Sandra Nettles - "why don't you have ANYTHING on your facebook page about this? It would be such a horror for funds raised to not go to where they are intended" I'm not totally sure you meant your comment in the way it sounds. If you didn't, then please forgive my reply. If you did, then here's something for you to think about... Maybe there isn't anything on her Facebook page because she's currently in the hospital and cannot get to her Facebook page. If you doubt the validity of the claim, go to any of the local news outlets in the area and pull up the story. If that doesn't convince you, then call Springfield [Oregon] Police Department and they can validate the story for you. ====== @ Christina Miller - "The family needs to contact Oregon Crime Victims' Compensation Program." As I understand it, this only works if an actual crime has been committed. Accidents don't qualify a person/family for these funds. And from what I've read so far, this appears to be a simple accident. Police have said that drugs/alcohol are not a factor, although I've not heard either way regarding the use of a cell phone while driving. The case remains open and police are still investigating, but, as it appears right now, I doubt there will be any criminal charges pressed, but I do not know this to be a fact. ====== @ Becky Becks - "Please help me get treatment for my thyroid cancer I am in danger" One word... HUH?!?!?!?!?!?! This is a page for a family that lost three young children. Although your comment may not [technically] be considered to be disrespectful, it IS poorly placed with bad taste. If you are serious and you have thyroid cancer, then start a page for yourself and we'll be happy to share your page to help with your medical expenses. Otherwise, please refrain from commenting with such bad taste and [seemingly] making light of this family's tragic loss. ====== I would also like to say that someone else that needs mention is the driver of the vehicle. News reports say that he is being totally cooperative with police, and that drugs & alcohol were not a factor in this tragedy. I cannot imagine the pain he must be going through right now with the knowledge that he took three innocent lives and all but destroyed the lives of those left behind to pick up the pieces. I can only say that, if I were in his shoes, I'd already be in a rubber room or I'd already have killed myself from the guilt. I'm not saying that people need to be all buddy-buddy with him, but please remember him in your thoughts and prayers too. ====== I've seen several comments about Go Fund Me's financial policies. Many of you want the family to receive all of the money you donate. While I can understand your sentiment, please understand that Go Fund Me has expenses they must pay in order to offer this service. I don't feel that the 7% is too much for this service. What this means is that if you donate $100, the family will recieve $93 and Go Fund Me will get $7 for the expenses they incur. In the long run, this means that if the goal of $35,000 is obtained (as it appears it will be), Go Fund Me will keep $2,450 and the family will receive $32,550. I know that this probably won't be enough to cover medical expenses (although medical insurance and the driver's car insurance should cover most of those costs), it will be enough to give a nice, appropriate funeral to those babies and help with other costs that most of us don't think about in cases like this. If the family's expenses are so high that this isn't enough to help, the $2,450 that Go Fund Me kept wouldn't be enough to matter anyway. BUT... For those of you that may be weary of Go Fund Me, an account has been set up at a local bank (Oregon Community Credit Union, I do believe) - please check that to be sure.
I looked up the number for Oregon Community Credit Union for those if you asking. 541-687-2347 I'm a friend of the family so thought I would help. Thank you all for you kind words and prayers.
It would help if you can post the phone number for the credit union, for the Hudson Fmaily sometimes its hard to get the numbers. Thank You
Sending my prayers to the family and sending Courtney her bestie Lavonne. Putting my donation toward sending her the person her babies called Mama Vonne.
I would like to request that nasty comments like the one by Sharon be removed. Some people have no class. Thanks.
I heard there is an account set up under Hudson family at Oregon Community Credit Union. For people not comfortable with GoFundMe that would be another option.
It does not currently say they were hit by a dunk driver. That was removed prior to that information even being released to the public.
FUNDRAISER with 100% of proceeds going to the Hudson Family at the White Horse Saloon @ 4360 Main St. in Spfld., this coming Saturday beginning at 5pm....BBQ Chicken dinner and other specials throughout the night with, again, ALL PROCEEDS GOING TO THE FAMILY.
As a side note Papa'sPizza is an expensive way to fund raise. you only get a half what your donators give. It's great as for as it goes, but Facebook brought hundreds to the vigil and would work well for a bank donation as well or do all three sometimes more is better. I wish i could do something meaningful to help. my experience is all I have.