Jan 2, 2008

For Those Who Wish to Help the Griffin Family

Friends and family members of Bethany and Danny Griffin, whose family was almost obliterated by the drunken, wrong-way freeway rampage of Michael P. Gagnon, have set up several means by which concerned citizens can donate to help the surviving members.

The PayPal address for those who wish to contribute to help with the family's expenses is as follows:


If you do not have a PayPal account - which is easy to set up - you can also make a donation to the family by way of a special account called the "Jordan Griffin Memorial Fund" at TCF Bank using account number 4883611406.

Please consider making any donation that you can afford, and I hope that Toledo residents will demonstrate that this area is filled with kind, generous people who are horrified that a person like Michael Gagnon could cause so much wanton destruction.


A local account has also been set up at Fifth Third Bank for Toledoans who want to help the Griffin-Burkman families. Follow the above link for credit card donations, or you can mail a check made out to Fifth Third fbo Griffin Family to:
Attn: Griffin Trust Donation
Nemsys LLC
321 Perry St
Toledo OH, 43604


Anonymous said...

Thanks mike

MaumeeMom said...

Thanks, Mike.

Historychic said...

Thanks Mike.

Robin said...

Thanks for the info! Glad that there is a local fund. I've never heard of TFC Bank and I don't have paypal.

Maggie Thurber said...

another one:


Fund Established to Help I-280 Family

Toledo, Ohio- After discussion with the family, United Way of Greater Toledo and Mercy Health Partners have jointly established an assistance fund. The money collected will help cover funeral, transportation, lodging, and other expenses the family incurs relative to the collision that took place on Sunday, December 30, 2007. This fund will be available to the family immediately.

According to Sarah Bednarski, manager of media relations at Mercy Health Partners, “The family is overwhelmed with the community’s responsiveness and is grateful for the continued prayers.”

People interested in contributing to the United Way I-280 Family Assistance Fund can make a donation at any Fifth Third Bank location. Checks should be made payable to United Way – I-280 Family Assistance Fund and can also be sent to United Way of Greater Toledo, One Stranahan Sq., Toledo, OH, 43604. For additional information please contact United Way 2-1-1 by simply dialing 2-1-1.