Fundraiser to Help with Family’s Expenses after Loss of Child

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UPDATE 11/01/13: On Friday a second fund for the family was set by a family friend. The fund is a continuation of the effort initiated by friends and co-works of Charlotte's father, James. The second fund has a goal of $30,000 with a deadline of December 31. Click here to donate.

The Charlottesville community is coming together to help a family mourning the loss of a child.

Six-year-old Charlotte Watson died when a pickup truck hit her earlier this week. Her mother Megan works at Moxie Hair Lounge in Charlottesville, and employees at the salon are getting the word out about an online fund set up to help with the family's expenses.

The fund surpassed its goal of $30,000. The fund was put together by friends and colleagues of Charlotte's father, James.

Employees at Moxie say it's a way to show support for the family and help relieve financial burden during a time that is already stressful.

"Because she's at a time of loss right now, we are here to be her backbone, to get her going and get her supported again, and we just hope that we can continue this donation until time runs out,” said Madison Hornsby, who works at Moxie.

As people donate on the website, they can also write a personal note to the family. If you scroll through the comments you will notice it's not just family friends donating money; people who didn't even know Charlotte are giving hundreds of dollars.