Kayla Allen's Family May Start Foundation
Charity in name of Cracker Barrel shooting victims would aim at domestic abuse
The family of Cracker Barrel shooting victim Kayla Allen may start a foundation to help victims of domestic violence.
The Kayla Allen Benefit Fund Facebook page hints today that the Allen family's tragedy could ultimately avert a similar situation for others.
"I hope to announce a new foundation, in the next few days, that we are putting together, to raise awareness and money for victims of domestic violence," wrote Mark Karr, a family friend who runs the Facebook page.
Kayla, 10, died Tuesday afternoon. Her mother Kate, 42, and sister Kerri, 10, were killed April 12 at the Brooklyn Cracker Barrel at the hands of Kevin Allen, who police say shot his wife and two daughters.
The final fundraiser for the Kayla Allen Benefit Fund is set for Thursday at Barbarino's Restaurant in Columbia Station. A buffet will be served from 7-9 p.m., with live music from 7-11 p.m.
An announcement has not yet been made on how the money raised at previous fundraisers will be used. The money had been intended to go to Kayla.