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Lynnway Accident Fund Meets Its Stretch Goal of $125,000
Organizers end successful campaign to help crash victims and their families

Organizers of the fundraiser to benefit the Lynnway Auto Auction accident victims and families have decided to wrap up the successful campaign after achieving their stretch goal of $125,000.

Following the tragedy at the Billerica, MA, auction in May, the National Auto Auction Association (NAAA) partnered with the Massachusetts Independent Automobile Dealers Association (MIADA) with the aim of raising $100,000. When donations appeared they would soon exceed that original target, a second one was set.

“Thanks to the overwhelming response and generosity of the remarketing community, we topped our stretch goal within weeks,” said MIADA Executive Director Melissa Otis, who created a Go Fund Me page to collect contributions. “We appreciate the outpouring of support that has allowed us to conclude our campaign so swiftly.”

In addition to promoting MIADA’s Go Fund Me campaign, NAAA donated $27,500 to the fund, while gifts from the four chapters included $10,000 contributed by the Eastern Chapter and $5,000 each from the Southern, Midwest and Western chapters.

All proceeds go to benefit the victims and families of the accident, which occurred when an SUV suddenly accelerated during the auction, causing five fatalities and leaving seven others injured.