State Fair Remembrance Fund expected to grow
INDIANAPOLIS - Train and Maroon 5 take the stage at Conseco Fieldhouse Thursday night. The concert is expected to bring in about half a million dollars for the Indiana State Fair Remembrance Fund.
The fund was setup to help the families of the victims and those injured in the Indiana State Fair tragedy. Hoosiers are responding with a lot of generosity.
The State Fair Remembrance fund has collected $60,000 so far by people texting in donations and through the Central Indiana Community Foundation's website. The CICF is working with the State Fair Foundation to collect money for victims' families in the aftermath of Saturday night's tragedy.
That fund is expected to grow significantly from now through the weekend. Thursday's performance at Conseco Fieldhouse is expected to collect $500,000 for the fund. Also, the Colts are planning a fundraising event at Friday night's preseason game at Lucas Oil Stadium.
"It could have been any one of us on that stage and it could have been way worse," said Pat Monahan, Train's lead singer. "But we felt like the worst thing we could do is not come. We have a lot of really beautiful people who are our friends and fans here and felt like maybe we could do something positive by just showing up."
"It feels great to make a $100 contribution and we don't want the big things to obscure everyone coming together around our State Fair and the people in need," said Brian Payne, CICF president.