After Plano bartender Lindsey Glass was charged with serving alcohol to a man who perpetrated a mass shooting, her comrades in the service industry are raising funds to help keep her afloat.
A GoFundMe fundraiser organized by a former co-worker launched on Tuesday, seeking to raise $4,000 to help Glass pay her bills in the aftermath of the charges. As Eater reported last week, Glass was charged with serving multiple shots and beer to Spencer Hight, who left the Plano bar she worked at and killed his ex-wife and seven other people in shooting during a Dallas Cowboys playoff game watch party.
Despite the charges, an account of the events from a fellow bartender at Local Public House, where Glass worked, claims that Glass “acted swiftly” in an attempt to prevent the killings. “We tried desperately to get ahold [sic] of his ex-wife,” the post reads. “Unfortunately, our efforts weren’t quick enough to save a number of individuals, a sadness that haunts us both to this day. The bar we worked for closed as a result of that night.” Since the arrest, the GoFundMe page claims that Glass has lost job opportunities, emptied her bank accounts, and maxed out her credit cards to stay afloat.
At the time of this writing, the GoFundMe had raised $520 of its $4,000 goal. Glass continues to face a $500 fine and up to one year in jail in relation to the charge.