An online fundraiser has been launched to benefit the children of the woman who was gunned down at an East Peoria bar.
The Go Fund Me account, called “Legacy for Lori,” seeks to raise at least $25,000 for Lori Moore’s two children, Kaydin and Callie. Moore and Lance Griffel were shot to death Saturday night at Fifth Quarter Sports Bar and Pizzeria by Moore’s ex-husband, Jason Moore, who was also killed when an off-duty law enforcement officer returned fire.
“Lori Moore was so many things to so many people,” the account’s description reads. “She was an amazing mother, a caring daughter, a loving sister, a dear, dear friend to so many, an outstanding coworker, and a beautiful asset to this world that was taken way too soon. It didn't matter if you knew her for 20 years or 10 minutes, she would have you laughing and loving life, just the way she did. She was smart and ambitious and wanted the absolute best for her kids.
“She often would talk highly of her son, Kaydin, whom she referred to as ‘the boy,’ and would tell stories of his intelligence, wit, and how he would amaze her every single day. She adored Callie's high-spirited personality and the fact that she seemed wise beyond her years. Her kids meant everything to her.
“In all of our sadness and grief, we want to give to Kaydin and Callie, who have just tragically lost both of their parents. Let's come together as a community and open our hearts to this family, so we can provide some sense of comfort during this unimaginably hard time.”