In yesterday’s press conference, police announced rewards of $16,000 $20,000 for clues leading to finding missing Haleigh Cummings.
At a press conference later in the day with her father, Ronald Cummings, there was an announcement of the Haleigh Cummings Donation Fund, which has been opened with Bank of America, by Watts Funeral Home in San Mateo,Fl.
In smaller communities throughout America, funeral directors often have strong ties, having assisted grieving families for generations. However, does it seem inappropriate for them to open the account?
A San Mateo funeral home has established a Bank of America account to help the family of Haleigh Cummings and is asking for donations.
“Ronald has been out of work, keeping vigil, waiting for Haliegh to come home,” Jamie Watts with Watts Funeral Home said Thursday. “There’s finances being incurred and the community wants to help.”
You can drop off a donation at any Bank of America branch and online. The “Haleigh Cummings Fund” is account number 8980 2673 7912.
Watts’ Funeral Home is also selling Haleigh buttons and t-shirts and will donate all of that money to the Haleigh Fund.
You can purchase a shirt or button from Watts at 720 Highway 17 South in San Mateo.
Update 06-03-09: Haleigh center moves to Baker County
First white, then purple, now white again, the Satsuma “Haleighbug” building on U.S. 17, named for missing child Haleigh Cummings, stands vacant – at least in Putnam County.
Due to seizures, Crystal Sheffield, Haleigh’s mother, can no longer drive from her home in Baker Coun-ty, Kim Picazio, Sheffield’s lawyer, said.
“It’s about the mother and the missing child, so we just decided to move it to her,” Picazio said.
The Haleighbug Foundation became a registered nonprofit organization in early May, and will now be run out of Baker County on the family’s hay farm.