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Fundraisers help family in fatal car accident on Christmas Eve


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OREM -- As a Utah County family recovers from injuries after a Christmas Eve car crash, a community is doing what they can to help them pick up the pieces of their lives.

Angie Farley helped organize a fundraiser for her friends, Ryan and Kelly Packs. The couple was driving with their sons 3-year-old Finn and 18-month-old Colum on Christmas Eve when an SUV jumped the median and hit their car in a head-on collision. The crash killed their youngest son, and both parents were in critical condition. Finn was also hospitalized.

Saturday, neighbors put together a yard and craft sale as well as a silent auction in Orem. The sale is part of a statewide effort to raise money for the family as they recover from their injuries.

Pack family fundraiser
Benefit Concert
Date/Time:Saturday, March 31, 12 noon
Location:Amphitheater at 851 N. 700 East, American Fork, UT

CLICK HERE for more information on the event.*

People who have also lost loved ones donated items to sell and found comfort in giving away a little piece of their treasured memories.

"We had a wonderful lady come to the door and tell us that her daughter died of Ovarian Cancer and had made these beautiful baby blankets," Farley said. "And by bringing things to this, it's helped ease that tragedy just a little more in their hearts."

Each donation given, each treasure bought, will hopefully help the Pack family as they heal physically and emotionally.

"We hope that every effort others put forth will help in healing process and will bring them closer to peace until they see their little baby again and hold him" said organizer Kyle Farley.

The next fundraiser will be a benefit concert on March 31. For information, visit the Pack Family blog.

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