Seth Fairbanks was a pilot from Bethel who died after a plane crash in early August 2015.
After his death following the plane crash incident, Bethel resident Nikki Corbett hosted an online auction on Facebook. The funds went to a trust fund for Seth Fairbanks’ twin daughters.
“When something like this happens every one kind of comes together and helps the families,” Corbett said. “It’s been an amazing outpouring of support.”
Corbett was out of town when she heard about the accident but still felt a call to action. She got the OK and began planning.
“I didn’t think it would turn out to be so big,” Corbett said. “I was only thinking there would be about 30 items because that’s how it started out. I think it ended up being over 50, 60 items.”
Donation items included everything from handmade children’s clothing and pottery to canned salmon and handcrafted artwork. Donations came mostly from the Bethel region and Anchorage area, with some items coming as far as Arizona.
“Now’s the fun part where we have to get everything ready and process it and send it out,” Corbett said.
Corbett and Fairbanks’ mother will cover the cost of shipping and they hope to send items out soon.
Fairbanks, who was 29 and living in McGrath, died with passenger Anthony Hooper after his plane crashed in the Knik Arm River. He was traveling to Anchorage for his sister’s wedding reception.
“I’ve just known him since grade school. We were great friends through high school,” Corbett said. “It was amazing to see him evolve from when his daughters were first born. He was a great dad.”
Winning The Ballon d’Or Have Been One Of My Childhood Dreams – Benzema
Real Madrid striker, Karim Benzema has spoken on what the Ballon D’Or award means to him. Benzema in an interview...
What Mbappe’s Mother Said About His Contract Extension With PSG
Champions League: Messi Reveals What They Need To Do In PSG To Play Better
Worked So Hard, Didn’t See My Family For So Long – What Usyk Said After Defeating Anthony Joshua
EPL: Why I Left Chelsea & Joined Lyon – Emerson
Man Utd Carabao Cup Exit: What We Must Do For The Other Competitions Ahead – Bruno Fernandes
LaLiga: Why Our Match Against Granada Ended In A Draw – Ronald Koeman
Am Catching Flights, You Catching Feelings – Mr JazziQ Says As He Celebrates 1M Instagram Followers
South African music producer, Mr JazziQ has officially upgraded his level in the photo-sharing website “Instagram” and has joined the...
Lady Du Celebrates Her Daughter’s Fifth Birthday In Style (Photos)
Lady Du’s daughter, Mia celebrated her fifth birthday yesterday and the singer had to surprise her with a breathtaking birthday...
What Universal Music Did To My Career – Heavy K
Afro House hitmaker, Heavy K has opened up on what he went through in the hands of his former record...
Stop Playing With Me – A Reece Warns Haters
South Africa Hip Hop music star, A Reece has sent a warning to all haters who said he became irrelevant...
I Only Do Amapiano When The Money Is Right – Prince Kaybee
South African music producer who has been going through lashes by his fans after he announced that he is working...
DJ Maphorisa Wants To Know Why Shimza Is Making Music Alone
DJ Maphorisa says he wants to know why his fellow music producer, Shimza is making music alone as he ought...
13-Story Residential Buiding In Taiwan Comepletly Razed Down By Fire, 46 Reportedly Dead
Taiwan: No fewer than 46 people lost their lives after a fire incident in a residential building in Southern Taiwan...