Oskar Blues Brewery raises over $7,000 for Michelle Wilkins

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LONGMONT, Colo. -- A community came together Saturday for a pregnant woman attacked in Longmont.

“I think it’s really great that the community coming together to support her and do everything we can,” Lory Howlett said.

Oskar Blues Brewery in Longmont donated 43 percent of its proceeds Saturday to Michelle Wilkins.

On Tuesday the brewery reported that, they raised more than $7,000 during this weekend fundraiser.

Wilkins was responding to an ad on Craigslist for baby clothes on March 18 when Longmont police said the seller, Dynel Lane, attacked her, opened her womb and took the baby girl, leaving Wilkins bleeding in the basement.

The popular brewery posted the fundraiser on social media and it spread.

“It’s great to see everyone come out and kind of have a little bit of a group hug and do what they can to try to help Michelle on the road to recovery,” Chad Melis said.

It even brought out a flash mob of cars and drivers, like Bill Gregg.

“It’s just from the heart, everybody. Everybody just has to do their part,” Gregg said.

Oskar Blues Can’D Aid Foundation previously donated $10,000 to Wilkins.

In a statement to Oskar Blues, Wilkins said, “I can't help but feel this reaffirms my belief in humankind's inherent goodness.”

Oskar Blues had the same a fundraiser at its brewery in Brevard, N.C., where Wilkins is from.

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