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Vigil Held for Elkins Fire Victims
Written by Rachel McDevitt
Last updated on November 05, 2013 @ 1:23PM
Created on November 04, 2013 @ 11:06PM

Monday night was a sad night in Elkins as a community united to remember four children and a man who were killed after their home caught on fire last week.

More than 300 people gathered in candlelight and song to remember the five victims of the fire. The city has opened a checking account for the family, which already totals $11,000 in aid. People stood up and spoke about the family at the vigil. Some remembered the children as "full of life". Even in this tragedy, people are still looking at the positive: the victims have already saved the lives of other children because of organ donation.

The mayor of Elkins read a statement from the Chamberlain family that thanked the community and the first responders. It also said to remember never to take family for granted.

One organizer of the vigil, Jennifer Cassidy, said, "It was awfully beautiful from the stage, looking out and seeing all the candles lit in the crowd. As a mother, I'm heartbroken. I have three children of my own and I think this would be the worst nightmare."

More fundraisers will be held for the family throughout November.


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