Fund established to aid NWC student

A fund has been established to assist Brittany Vollmer, the Northwestern College sophomore whose family died in a traffic accident on Saturday, with future education-related expenses. 

Checks can be made payable to the Brittany Vollmer Fund, c/o Northwestern College, 101 7th St. SW, Orange City, Iowa 51041 or c/o Sioux Falls Christian Schools, 6120 S. Charger Circle, Sioux Falls, S.D. 57108. Online giving is also available at

James and Julie Vollmer and two of their children, Alyssa, 16, and Caleb, 13, died Saturday in a one-vehicle crash west of Sioux Falls on Interstate 90. Authorities say the vehicle James Vollmer was driving entered the median, crossed over a dry creek bed and struck an embankment.