Bingo benefit helps Orme family

Woman playing bingo at the event.

FAIRMONT, W.Va. (WDTV)-- Earlier in the week, 5 News told you about a man in Marion County who is in need of a new kidney, and Sunday the community came out to support him.

A special bingo fundraiser was held in Fairmont for Chris Orme and his family. There were several raffles, concessions, and 50/50 drawings also on hand.

Orme is currently in the process of trying to get on a donor list at John Hopkins. If he is approved, he then has to pay for medicine after the transplant, which insurance doesn't cover, and doctors visits.

Over $7,000 was raised to help Orme with his medical expenses.

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