Funds raisers collect $47,000 as of Saturday

ANDALUSIA, Ala. (AP) - The fund-raising event for famlies of the shooting victims in South Alabama has reached $47,000 in cash, checks and coins plus caskets and vaults for the dead that could send the total to $100,000.

WAAO radio station owner Blaine Wilson organized the event hoping to get $10,000. He said Saturday it was amazing what a town of 36,000 can do when it pulls together.

The Covington Casket Company provided caskets for the 10 victims and another Andalusia business, McNeill Inc/McNeil Concrete offered to provide the burial vaults.

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