Melody Ross Fund Gains $6,600

A charitable fund established to assist the family of Melody Ross, the student who died in a recent shooting near Wilson Classical High School, has attracted more than $6,600 in online donations.  Many of the donations were contributed by employees of the Long Beach Unified School District.

The nonprofit Long Beach Education Foundation established the fund to assist with funeral costs and other family expenses.

Donations are still being accepted.  Go to www.lbschools.net and click on Melody Ross Memorial Trust Account in the A-Z index, or make donation checks payable to the Long Beach Education Foundation, with "Melody Ross Memorial Trust Account" noted on the memo line.  Checks should be mailed to Long Beach Education Foundation, 1515 Hughes Way, Long Beach, CA 90810.