The family had recently moved from Cape St. Claire in Annapolis to Texas.
Since death, their bodies have remained nearly 1,500 miles away from their family in a Texas funeral home. The raised money is intended to reunite the family members in Maryland in order to properly say goodbye.
According to the online fundraiser, the funds will pay for transportation home, funeral service fees, and cremation.
Some of the amounts were from friends and family, others were anonymous and included donations between $10 and $625.