North Okaloosa residents support Crestview child following boating accident

Published: Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 05:47 PM.

What happened next surprised her.

"Probably within the next morning, by the time I woke up, it was 100 people's profile picture. At this point in time, I don't even know the extent of where that's gone."

Gatlin, a worship leader, said she's just grateful that the hashtag is raising awareness and funds for the family.

“When we heard about this, it touched our hearts. We thought this would be a great way to ask people to pray for Drew,” said David Costa Jr., of Costa Enterprises, which owns and operates all three Crestview McDonald's locations.


Several fundraisers are scheduled to help the Barefields.

●The North Ferdon Boulevard McDonald's will offer 20 percent of Monday's profits — between 4 and 8 p.m. — to the family for medical bills and travel expenses. Emmanuel youth group members will assist restaurant staffers by greeting customers, cleaning tables and delivering meals.

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