Lane Bryant creates memorial fund for shooting victims 0

Lane Bryant announced Wednesday the establishment of The Lane Bryant Tinley Park Memorial Fund in honor of the lives of the five women who were shot and killed February 2 in one of their stores in Tinley Park, Ill., a Chicago suburb.

The five women, Jennifer L. Bishop of South Bend, Ind., Carrie A. Chiuso of Frankfort, Ill., Rhoda McFarland, the store manager, of Joliet, Ill., Sarah T. Szafranski of Oak Forest, Ill., and Connie R. Woolfolk of Flossmoor, Ill., were killed during an apparent robbery of the store.

“We are deeply saddened by the loss of these vibrant women,” said Tim Crane, President, Harris Community Bank, which is administering the fund. “All of us at Harris were shocked by the tragedy and we are honored to join with Lane Bryant and the community to remember their lives.”

All funds will be distributed evening to the victims’ families.

Send donations to:

The Lane Bryant Tinley Park Memorial Fund
Harris Bank
19500 S. Harlem Avenue
Frankfort, IL 60423
ATTN: Sandy Kozin

The suspect has not been found. In addition to the memorial fund, Lane Bryant and its parent company, Charming Shoppes Inc., is offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the gunman’s arrest. Anyone with information is asked to call the Tinley Park Police Department at 708-444-5394, or the Cook County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-535-7867.