Nearly two weeks ago a fire took the lives of five people in Elkins, including four children. On Saturday, the community came together and held a fundraiser in support of the Chamberlain family during this hard time.
The event was held at George Ward Elementary School where an overwhelming amount of people came out to show their support. There was a 50/50 raffle and a cake walk that auctioned off over one thousand cakes. The Red Cross even made a donation of $2,500.
"I think it's a way for people to bring some closure to the event and getting together as a large family," said Denny Hodges, a representative with the American Red Cross.
Besides the numerous baked goods, a truck was even auctioned off. The Mayor of Elkins was also on hand and spoke about the importance of an event like this after a tragedy.
"It's very sad, everyone's heart has been broken but we're trying to come together to show we're there for them," said Van Broughton, Mayor of Elkins.
Clearly nothing can make up for the losses of human lives, but the community showed how they can make a difference by coming together in a time of crisis.