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Rockford Miracle Mile to provide financial relief to victims in Don Carter Lanes shooting

The entirety of the donations will benefit the victims and their families.
Published: Dec. 27, 2020 at 8:05 PM CST
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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - Advocates for the Rockford Miracle Mile step in to help people impacted by last night’s shooting.

“This has been an incredibly difficult weekend for our community struck by an unthinkable act of violence. We are grateful for the generosity of our caring community,” Tom McNamara, Rockford’s Mayor said.

The Miracle Mile will pair with Illinois Bank and Trust to establish a benefit account for victims and their families. The Miracle Mile Rockford supports businesses financially and provides safety assistance.

“Our hearts ache for our Rockford community,” Arne Jacobsen, President of Miracle Mile said. “While no amount of money can erase this tragedy, we hope the Miracle Mile of Rockford Care Fund lessens the burden of victims and their families in some way.”

The bank announced it has established the Miracle Mile of Rockford Care Fund in partnership with Miracle Mile Rockford, a business district association serving businesses, property owners, neighborhood groups and residents in the heart of Rockford.

“Illinois Bank & Trust is setting up the Miracle Mile of Rockford Care Fund and donating $5,000,” Jeff Hultman, CEO of Illinois Bank & Trust said. “This is an unimaginable tragedy and the Illinois Bank & Trust Family and the Rockford community is deeply saddened and mourns with the families who lost loved ones and our thoughts are with those who were injured in this senseless act of violence. I also want to thank Rockford’s brave first-responders and our hospital personnel for their commitment to protect and care for our community.”

Donations to help the families can be made to the Miracle Mile of Rockford Care Fund Account by visiting an Illinois Bank & Trust branch or sending your donation to 6855 East Riverside Blvd. Rockford, IL 61114. For additional information please call 815-637-7000.

The entirety of the donations will benefit the victims and their families. Donations are tax deductible through the Miracle Mile 501-C3.

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