How to Help Victims of Waukesha Parade Tragedy

Multiple funds have been established for people looking to help and show support to those affected by the Waukesha parade crash, where an SUV killed at least five people and injured dozens of others.

On Monday morning, the city of Waukesha wrote on Twitter that the "Waukesha County Community Foundation and United Way have joined together to create the 'United for Waukesha Community Fund.'"

"This fund will support the needs of the families impacted by the tragic incident at the Christmas Parade," the tweet added.

The tweet also included a link to the donation fund, which can be found here.

The donation page for the United for Waukesha Community Fund allows for the option to make a one-time or recurring donation. It also allows people to make a donation in memory of a specific person and provides the chance for donors to leave a short note with their donation.

On Go Fund Me, a Tempe, Arizona resident named Phillip Petersen established "The Waukesha Parade Tragedy Funds."

"All donations from this fundraiser will go to the school of South Waukesha, the Waukesha Xtreme Dance Team, and the Dancing Grandmas group which were three organizations that had members who were injured in this horrific incident," Petersen wrote on the GoFundMe page. "Please note that everything will be conducted in a very transparent process with the process of funds being recorded via the gofundme page as well as my personal social media Twitter account @azpolitico22. If you have any questions please feel free to ask anytime, I'm just trying to do the right thing for the people of Waukesha."

The GoFundMe page has garnered close to $2,000 in donations as of publication time and has a goal of $5,000.

On Sunday, the city of Waukesha first reported the incident, where an SUV drove through a Christmas Parade.

Following the incident, there were reports that dozens were taken to hospitals after they were injured by the SUV and the city confirmed that five individuals had died. According to the city, 40 individuals were injured but officials added, "these numbers may change as we collect additional information."

The city of Waukesha also confirmed that a person of interest was taken into custody by police.

On Monday morning, five law enforcement officials told NBC News that the person of interest taken into custody was identified as 39-year-old Darrell Brooks of Wisconsin.

According to NBC News, Brooks was not yet charged with any crimes connected to the parade but he was taken into custody for questioning.

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Two different funds have been set up to accept donations to help those affected by the Waukesha parade tragedy. Above, police cordon off a crime scene on November 21, 2021 in Waukesha, Wisconsin. According to reports, an SUV drove through pedestrians at a holiday parade, killing at least one and injuring 20 more. Jim Vondruska/Getty