Sattler, Texas- A local teenager said she couldn't just sit back. She wanted to do something after hearing about the Colorado tragedy.
Fourteen year-old Raina Watts made up her mind to raise money for medical expenses for a local victim and at the same time collect money for a scholarship foundation. And while Raina Watts didn't know the victims personally she knew they were from the San Antonio area.
It stayed on her mind a week later when she went to watch the movie The Dark Knight Rises. Raina thought the movie itself was great, but said the experience of watching the movie and remembering all the news coverage of the Colorado Shooting gave her nightmares.
“I have the nightmare as in when the gunman opens fire I was sitting in Jessica’s spot. I was hit, Brent didn't make it. I don't know how many survived, but in my dream, everyone was hit and it was just terrible,” explained Raina.
She wanted to help so within three weeks she set up a benefit plate sale, silent auction and raffle at Canyon Lake Event Center which is owned by her parents.
Raina also had t-shirts made up to commemorate the victims and is selling them for $15. Money raised will benefit the Brent Lowak Expense Fund and the Jessica Redfield Sports Journalism Scholarship Fund.
If you would to place an order for a t-shirt email: Info@CanyonLakeEvents.com.
To donate to the Brent Lowak Survivor Expense Fund, visit any Wells Fargo branch or mail contributions to P.O. Box 310176, New Braunfels, Texas, 78311. A PayPal account has also been set up and contributions can be sent to BrentLowakSurvivorExpenseFund@yahoo.com.
The Jessica Redfield Sports Journalism Scholarship Fund can be found at indiegogo.com/OfficialJessicaRedfieldFund.