The late Sia VanWyck.
CLEMENTSVALE, NS - In just five days, more than $12,000 has been raised through a GoFundMe Compassion Fund for the family of Sia VanWyck, a little girl from Kennebunk, Maine who died as a result of her injuries in a heart-rending accident on July 18 while visiting a family farm in Clementsvale.
The fund has been organized by Olivia Polk, Ottawa, who is a cousin of Sia's father and grandfather.
“The people in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia who have been affected by this heartbreaking event have rallied with local fundraising events. However, family,
In an interview, Polk said the generosity to the campaign has been “overwhelming.”
“It’s quite the outpouring of affection and love,” she said. “No amount of money will make up for the loss of Sia, but it’s a way to help a family who
Polk said the compassion fund is for the family to use as they see fit.
“The family is
Further fundraising, targeted specifically for medical costs, may be
Another local fundraiser for the compassion fund has been organized by Moorbern Farms in Windsor, who will be donating all proceeds from its blueberry u-pick on Aug. 5 to the fund.
Go online: More information on the GoFundMe Sia VanWyck Compassion Fund can be found online at https://www.gofundme.com/SiaVanWycksCompassionFund