Natchez boys raise money for man injured in wreck

Published 12:00 am Friday, June 23, 2000

With the help of a computer and their bicycles, two 12-year-old boys have raised more than $40 for a Natchez man injured in a head-on collision June 10.

Nick Carter and Van Staggs got word last week that one of Carter’s stepfather’s employees at Crow Construction, Charles Seyfarth, had been severely injured in a vehicle accident.

Carter and Staggs, who both live on Brookfield Drive in Morgantown, are also classmates at Adams County Christian School. &uot;We started talking about (the fact) that his wife didn’t have a job and that he wasn’t going to be able to go back to work for six weeks, and we knew we needed to do something,&uot; Carter said with a shy smile.

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So the pair rode their bicycles door-to-door in Morgantown to raise money for Seyfarth’s medical and living expenses.

They even used a computer to make fliers to hand out during their rounds, said Carter’s mother, Pam Crow.

&uot;Donation!&uot; they wrote.

&uot;Charles Seyfarth … was in a head on collision and he is unable to work for 6 weeks and he has small children he has to care for and a small donation would be so appreciative.&uot;

Almost every household gave donations, which ranged from a few pennies to $10 bills, Pam Crow said.

&uot;People were nice about it,&uot; Staggs said. &uot;There were just a couple of people who didn’t give.&uot;

Seyfarth suffered multiple injuries in the accident, including a broken jaw that had to be wired shut, said his wife, Amanda.

&uot;This (money) will help out so much, since neither one of us are working now and we’ve got two children,&uot; she said. &uot;I just want to thank them for all they’ve done.&uot;