The number of community events that have been organized to benefit the families of two brothers who were killed over a week ago in a motorcycle accident on Woodward Avenue continues to rise.
First it was a series of online fundraisers that helped cover the funeral costs of David and Danny Craigg, and over the weekend it was a barbecue fundraiser at Eagle’s Nest Harley Davidson to help offset some of the additional costs that have mounted since the tragic accident.
And now, on Sunday, Dec. 4, all proceeds from haircuts at Jungle Red Salon – located at 1455 W. Yosemite Ave. – will go benefit their families. The brothers, 36 and 34, respectively, grew up in Lathrop and attended Sierra High School. David Craigg worked as a sprinkler fitter while Danny Craigg was employed by the J.R. Simplot Company.
Men’s dry haircuts will be offered for $15 on Sunday, and women’s dry haircuts will be offered for $25. Children can get the same thing for $10, and $1 raffle tickets will be available for purchase. The money raised will go to benefit the families during the holidays after a series of GoFundMe pages raised more than $20,000 to offset the funeral costs.
But that still leaves the families of the brothers – David, with five children, and Danny, with two – without an income during one of the most expensive months of the year for people with children.
The funeral for the two, which was moved to Calvary Community Church to accommodate the capacity crowd – on top of filling every seat in the building, people also packed along the walls for the intimate service – was held just over a week ago, and the two brothers were interred at Park View Cemetery in French Camp.
There have been comments on social media about the site where the brothers crashed not being properly signed prior to the accident, and a Facebook campaign to file complaints with the City of Manteca about the roundabout on Woodward Avenue not being properly advertised to residents prior to its unveiling. According to the Manteca Police Department the two brothers were racing their motorcycles at high speeds along with a third rider who fled the scene and has not been publicly identified.
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