By Brian Heap
KWCH 12 Eyewitness News
2:47 PM CDT, October 3, 2012
Update: Organizers say a fundraiser last weekend brought in more than $9,000 for the family of a 8-year-old girl.
That money will help Kimbra Moore's mother with funeral and other expenses.
Kimbra was killed by a stray bullet that flew through the wall of her mobile home as she slept last month.
A group of Wichita veterans is teaming with a local fast food chain to raise money for the mother of a little girl killed by a stray bullet.
VFW Post 3115 and Freddy's Frozen Custard and Steakburger are hosting a fundraiser Saturday to help cover funeral costs and other expenses after the death of 8-year-old Kimbra Moore last month.
The Enterprise Elementary third grader was killed in her sleep September 4 after a stray bullet flew through the wall of a mobile home and struck her in the head.
Kimbra had previously attended White Elementary and her former principal, Marcia Shepler, is helping organize the fundraiser.
"None of this is going to bring back Kimbra. But we're hoping to make things a little bit easier for mom to deal with all of the things she's having to deal with now," Shepler said.
Cheris Moore owes about $4,500 in unpaid funeral expenses. According to Shepler, Moore lost her job two weeks ago as a result of missing too much time while dealing with the responsibilities and grief from Kimbra's death.
The fundraiser is Saturday October 6 at Freddy's at 13th & Greenwich. Members of the VFW will be there with a collection bucket for cash donations from 2:30-5:30 p.m.
Shepler said other local businesses have expressed interest in getting involved as well.
"It's just grown from a small group of people at the VFW post wanting to do something to help this family into something that's almost spreading citywide," she said.
There is also a memorial fund established for Kimbra Rose Moore. Donations can be made at any Emprise Bank location.
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