Broomfield community unites behind Legacy High School after bus crash

BROOMFIELD, Colo. -- Administrators at Legacy High School say there has been no shortage of community support for students and everyone impacted by Sunday's deadly school bus crash at Denver International Airport.

On Monday, a group of Broomfield mothers and various community members gathered at Wonderland Brewing to raise money for the crash victims.

"[We want] to show the community that the moms in Broomfield care about the other moms and the other kids in this community," parent Lacey McGincy said.

Local businesses and artists answered the call, donating items for a silent auction. The money is intended to help victims cover medical costs. Wonderland Brewing donated a dollar on every beer sold Monday.

"[We're trying] to get as much money piled up to give to [the victims] and to give back to the Legacy boosters -- just to show them that we're thinking about them," fundraiser organizer Kristi Powell said.

For McGincey, the money will help her nephew's friends. Her nephew was in a second bus after the one that crashed Sunday.

"He said he heard it," McGincey said. "He said it sounded like a bomb going off. He did say that he caught a glimpse of kids jumping off the bus and everything."

Witnesses have described terrifying moments experienced by Legacy students who were just starting to get excited for homecoming.

Many of the festivities are set for Friday. Instead, many are left heartbroken over the loss of a bus driver and worried for the three hospitalized coaches.

Adams 12 Five Star Schools district said it will continue to provide professional assistance for students throughout the week.