After his tragic passing this week, Buckwild star Shain Gandee’s family still needs to raise the necessary funds to pay for the funerals.
As first reported by CB!, Shain’s service will be paid for by MTV, however, the families of his uncle David Gandee and family friend David Robert Myers, whose bodies were discovered Monday inside Shain’s vehicle, are still struggling to cover the funeral costs.
“So far, we’ve received $3,600 from donations,” Shain’s cousin Ashley Gandee Lewis told Celebuzz. “It’s been amazing, but our goal is to get all the funerals paid for.”
The deaths were determined accidental as the result of carbon monoxide poisoning when the SUV’s tailpipe was submerged in mud during a late-night off-roading trip. Ashley previously told CB! that Shain was last seen at 12.15 a.m. on Easter Sunday before he decided to “go mudding” in his truck.
The Gandee family has planned a public service on Sunday in Sissonville, West Virginia from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with a private burial, where attendees have been asked to wear Shain’s favorite hunting color — camouflage.
“Shain’s friend David has no coverage and his family can’t afford the funeral. His funeral costs are $9,600,” Ashley added.
“I’m trying to raise enough money to share.
“If I could raise $50,000 I would split it between the two families.
“It’s not just for the funeral costs. These poor people have been so distraught, they can’t get to work to pay their bills and I want to be able to help them if there are those days they can’t even get out of bed to buy food or pay their electricity bills.”
Also of concern to the family are the “negative” messages Ashley’s been receiving on Facebook, which has made the grieving process even more difficult.
“It’s sad how some people are reacting to the death of three people,” she said.
“The majority are sympathetic, but the others are unbearable. Everyone is skeptical nowadays, but I am 100 percent legitimate and it’s insulting that I would take any of this money. He’s my family.”
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