DEER PARK--Friends of the Starbuck family have set up a trust fund for the couple’s five children.
Chanin Starbuck was killed in early December and her ex-husband Clay is accused of her murder. The Starbuck children are now left without either parent and without any financial support.
The children will receive no death benefits because Chanin was a stay at home mother and Clay was fired from his job after his arrest.
A fund for the children has been set up at Washington Trust Bank to try and help. The money can only go to the children and not Clay’s defense efforts
Custody of the three younger Starbuck children is still being determined by the court.
Donations to the The Starbuck Children Fund can be made at any local Washington Trust Bank.
There will be a fundraiser at the Deer Park Pizza Hut on March 1st from noon to 9:00. During that time 20-percent of the proceeds will go to the Starbuck Children Fund.