Friends of the missing Hermitage mother set up a donation booth Sunday to collect funds for the woman's family at a local tattoo shop for their annual fan appreciation event.
Brittany McCann, a friend of Nichole “Nikki” Burgess, will be manning the booth at Kustom Thrills in east Nashville for their Rock n’ Rodz event.
The event is frequented by those associated with Nashville’s “Kustom Kulture,” a group which Burgess was a part of that is devoted to keeping alive vintage trends, such as pin-ups, classic cars and fashion, from the late 1940s-1950s.
McCann hopes to bring attention to Burgess’ disappearance and help support her family during their time of need.
“We need to raise awareness and money for her family, and hopefully we can accomplish that a little bit here today,” she told News 2.
McCann explained the money will go directly to Burgess’ family to help with several things.
“Nikki’s family is incurring a lot of expenses, travelling back and forth from Nashville to Crossville a couple of times a week,” she said, adding, “Nikki also has expenses that are not being paid, and since she’s still missing, somebody has to come up with those funds.”
A GoFundMe page is also set up in Burgess’ honor, and her friends are also planning a large fundraiser for August.