Caleb Weller, who worked on service projects with Lansford focused on agriculture in Israel, created a fundraiser online to help support Lansford’s wife and two children.
“I don’t want to see his family have any concerns this year,” Weller said. “So I wanted people to rally around her as a community and help her out.”
The page had reached $6,573 of its $36,000 goal as of Wednesday. Donations are being accepted until the end of February. To donate visit www.youcaring.com/julia-ann-lansford-512353.
National Transportation Safety Board officials said Wednesday that a preliminary report on the crash could be released this week.