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Fundraising efforts raise $270,000 for Stay family

SPRING - Supports have donated more than $270,000 in an online fundraising campaign for Texas teen Cassidy Stay, the lone survivor of a shooting massacre at her home last week that left her mother, father, and four siblings dead.

Thousands of well-wishers took to the site to donate and leave comments of support for Stay, who spoke publicly for the first time Saturday at a public memorial for her family. 

More than 9,3000 people have shared the donated drive on social media, many using the phrase, "Stay Strong." According to the site, the funds will be transferred to a trust fund set up by a family for the teen survivor. Organizers hope to reach a goal of $300,000.

Stay was an intended victim of accused gunman Ronald Lee Haskell, 33. She survived when a bullet fired at her only grazed her head. The rest of her family was murdered execution style in their Spring, Texas home on Wednesday. Killed in the shooting were parents Katie, 33, and Stephen Stay, 39, and their two boys, ages 4 and 14, and two girls, ages 7 and 9. 

Haskell is the ex-husband of Katie Stay's sister, Melanie Kaye Haskell. 

Source: CBS News

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