FARMINGTON — The Lac-Megantic Relief Fund hit the $20,000 mark Tuesday, Farmington Board of Selectmen Chairman Ryan Morgan said.

Donations made to any TD Bank with Lac-Megantic Relief Fund written on the check will be collected for a couple more weeks, he said.

“I thank those who have given and encourage those who haven’t to give,” Morgan said of the growing fund.

Last Tuesday, Town Manager Richard Davis told selectmen that the account was at $10,600.  Funds continue to come in from municipalities and citizens, he said Thursday as the total grew to $16,000.

The fund, started July 9 by Farmington selectmen, will be given to Farmington’s sister city in Quebec, Lac-Megantic.

The town is trying to recover from a deadly oil-train derailment on July 6 that killed nearly 50 people and destroyed at least 30 buildings.

“While we hope it never happens to us, any financial help is great for the city,” Morgan said Tuesday. “A check (from the relief fund) will be taken up in a couple weeks but I hope people continue to give.

Davis reached out to other town managers and said some towns are responding. “I appreciate it very much,” he told Selectmen.

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