Lab Rescue Charities to Benefit from Crowdfunding Campaign for Late DJ Wendy Hunt.

Wednesday August 9, 2017

A few days after her passing, DJ Wendy Hunt's spirit of generosity is living on. Having met its initial goal, a crowdfunding campaign set up to pay for her funeral expenses, is now continuing on and accepting donations for the dance floor legend's favorite charitable cause -- dogs.

On Tuesday, following news of Hunt's passing, her sister Kavita appealed to the DJ's fans to help raise funds to pay for her funeral. A YouCaring campaign set up by Hunt's sister read: "As Wendy was of few means at this stage in her life, we would be most grateful for financial assistance with her cremation and memorial arrangements, and otherwise concluding her final affairs."

Donations poured in from friends and fans. And soon the campaign's initial goal of $3,000 was exceeded, which prompted Hunt's sister to raise the goal to $5,000 to cover additional expense with the following promise:

"Please be assured that all funds above and beyond the costs described above will become a gift to Lab Rescue of Florida, in honor of Wendy. She would be (and perhaps she is) delighted and grateful, as am I."

As of this writing, Hunt's memorial fund has exceeded its goal by over $3,000, which, according to her sister's pledge will be split between two lab rescue charities in Florida: Lab Rescue of Florida District 8 Pasco-Pinellas, and Lab Rescue of Florida, District 12 Broward.

"Wherever Wendy is now, I trust that your loving words and gestures are finding her," Hunt's sister Kavita wrote. "I cannot think of anything that would give her greater contentment than knowing dogs in need are supported by her, through your love for her.

"I wish I could express my thanks adequately in words, but I cannot.  Please feel my gratitude, love, and appreciation."

Hunt, who was known as "The Queen Mother of DJs" died during the early hours of Monday morning of an apparent suicide. She was 64.

For information on making a donation to the Wendy Hunt Memorial Fund, click here.