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Andrea Vellinga was critically hurt in the accident. Andrea Vellinga was critically hurt in the accident.
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INDIANAPOLIS - A fund has been created by fair officials in memory of those who died in Saturday's stage collapse.

A posting on the Indiana State Fair web site announced the Victims Remembrance Fund Monday. The fund was established by Indiana State Fair Commission and Central Indiana Community Foundation.

Those interested in donating can visit www.cicf.org.

"The fund will be used to provide support for the families of those who perished, as well as those who were injured and their families," the statement read.

Fund set up for Pendleton woman

Family and friends of Andrea Vellinga, a 30-year-old Pendleton woman injured in the accident, have also set up a fund to help her family with expenses.

The account was set up at First Merchants Bank and is called "Ovid Community Church for Andrea Voss Vellinga." A friend tells Eyewitness News checks can be sent to 793 East 600 South, Anderson, Indiana 46013, with "Vellinga" written on the envelope to contribute.

Donations can also be made at any First Merchants Bank branch.

"These monies will be used exclusively for the defrayal of family, household, and medical expenses for the Voss/Vellinga family," wrote friend Erich Apple.

Vellinga is in a coma in the critical care unit at Methodist Hospital with head injuries. She was struck in the head when the rigging fell during Saturday's concert.

Shannon and Jade Walcott are a mother and daughter seriously injured. You can donate to their fund here.

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