Costco Joins Community Effort for Addison Hall’s FamilyJuly 29, 2014 11:12am
Londoners are banding together to help support the family of a young girl killed in a tragic crash at Costco.
Addison Hall, 6, died in hospital over the weekend after she was hit by a car that reversed into the front entrance of the store on Wellington Rd. S on Friday. Her mother Danah McKinnon-Bozak is listed in fair condition in hospital, she was eight months pregnant at the time of the crash. Addison’s sister Miah, 3, and her baby sister –delivered by emergency C-section– are both in critical condition.
Two fundraisers to support the family are now accepting donations. A GoFundMe campaign to help pay for the young girl’s funeral has raised more than $45,000 in only one day.
Now, Costco is stepping up and offering to match donations made to the family at the Costco check-out. Both London Costco locations are taking donations at the cash and Costco Wholesale Corporate has committed to matching those donations up to $50,000 as of Tuesday morning. You do not have to be a Costco member to leave a donation.
On Sunday Pierre Riel, the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Costco for Eastern Ontario released the following statement on Addison’s death:
“We are very saddened by the news of Addison’s passing and wish to express our deepest condolences to the family. Our thoughts are with the family as well as the others injured. We hope for their speedy recovery. At this time we would also like to express our thanks to our employees, members, emergency responders, police, and medical teams for their commitment.”
London police say the investigation into the crash is still ongoing. No charges have been laid.