Lavin, Higgins GoFundMe campaigns pass $130,000

2,044 people have honored young men's memory

The GoFundMe campaigns in memory of James Lavin and Owen Higgins have now raised $130,119.  Donations continue to come in, though not at the rapid-fire pace of last week.

The GoFundMe campaign in memory of James Lavin has concluded and is no longer accepting donations.  The campaign in memory of Owen Higgins is still accepting donations.

The Lavin campaign raised $59,459 from 1,032 people in five days.  The family has stated the funds beyond funeral costs will be used to establish scholarships.  

The Owen Higgins campaign has raised $70,660 from 1,012 people in twelve days and is still accepting contributions.

The total raised by the two campaigns as of 8:25 a.m. Thursday is $130,119. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on