Baltimore Ravens guard and Waukesha, Wisconsin, native Kevin Zeitler announced Tuesday that he and his wife, Sara, will help cover funeral and medical expenses of victims of the Waukesha Christmas parade tragedy Sunday. Six people died and at least 62 were wounded when an SUV barreled through the parade.

“In light of the recent tragic events at the Waukesha Christmas Parade on November 21st, 2021, we want our community to know that we see them, love them, and we’re here for them,” the Zeitlers wrote on Twitter. We want to ensure that financial hardships and the family members who suffered the most from the weekend’s tragic events are not forgotten. The best way for affected families to be helped is by helping with their funerals and medical costs by making a donation to the Waukesha County Community Foundation fund. We are #WaukeshaStrong when we work together.

Upon returning to Baltimore on Sunday from the Ravens’ game against the Chicago Bears, Zeitler shared on Twitter that he had grown up attending the annual parade, sending condolences to the families affected. 

WHO: The victims of the tragic Waukesha Christmas Parade

MORE:We know what we can about the Waukesha Christmas parade tragedy

How to Help:United Way and other organizations have established a fund in support of those affected by the Waukesha christmas parade tragedy

A 39-yeard-old Milwaukee man in an SUV plowed through barricades during Waukesha’s annual Christmas parade. The man has been charged with five counts of first-degree intentional homicide and is expected to be charged with a sixth count for the death of an 8-year-old boy. 

Other players with ties to Waukesha also shared that they would be donating to the Waukesha County Community Foundation, including Pitsburgh Steelers fullback Derek Watt and Steelers linebacker Joe Schobert.

Contributing: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Contact Analis Bailey at [email protected] or on Twitter @Analisbailey.



Source: USAToday.com

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