A business at the center of the Valentine's Day crash on the corner of 41st Street and Minnesota Avenue in Sioux Falls, is now trying to help the family injured in the wreck.
The crash that left one man dead and sent five members of one family to the hospital happened right in front of Taylor's Pantry. After the crash, the business wanted to do something to help the Wolf family.
And students at Mark Twain Elementary School wanted to help too. Since the PTA president happens to own Taylor's pantry, the two decided to work together to collect some much needed supplies.
"[We] kind of got together and brain stormed a little bit. And talked to the Wolf family about what their needs were for the upcoming months and weeks. And decided to work together to make that happen for them," PTA President Heather Boysen said.
The students are collecting various items at school, while community members are already starting to drop things off at Taylor's.
“We have people that are coming in; they're dropping off canned goods. They're dropping off gift cards. We've had some cash donations coming in today. So, all of those are going in our safe and being kept under lock and key," Boysen said.
Five members of the Wolf family were involved in the crash, but mom Amenia, was hurt the worst and just left the hospital this week.
"I can't imagine being a mom and in pain and in part of a recovery situation, having four little children at home and not needing all of the help that anyone can give them. So that's paramount. Getting Stephen the help, and the whole family the help that they need," Boysen said.
Boysen spoke to Stephen Wolf on the phone on Thursday and says he is touched by the support complete strangers have shown his family.
"He and his family are so incredibly thankful. And I wouldn't say astonished is the right word, but I think it's overwhelming at least in his words it's overwhelming to find that our community has such a level of support for their family. Mark Twain is a small family but I think Sioux Falls is a community that can be like a family," Boysen said.
There is a list at Taylor's Pantry of items the family will need.
Funds have also been set up for the family at Wells Fargo and Home Federal banks to help assist with medical bills. The funds are listed under the "Wolf Family Fund".