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Published October 12, 2013, 08:50 PM

Town of Hawley works together to help with the loss of a resident

Hawley, ND (WDAY TV) - It's been over two months since a Hawley mother lost her 15-year-old daughter after an electrical fire tore through her home.

Hawley, ND (WDAY TV) - It's been over two months since a Hawley mother lost her 15-year-old daughter after an electrical fire tore through her home.

Nothing was left after the tragedy. So the town is working to turn that around.

Gina Bortnem- Bonham Family Friend: "We don't know what’s going to happen tomorrow and unfortunately we learn that the hard way."

Life is all about expectations.

Gina Bortnem expected this many people.

Bortnem: "People are waiting out the door."

What she didn't expect was the fire- which killed her daughter's best friend.

Bortnem: "a lot of people wanted to help the Bonham family. A lot of people wanted to do something."

And for months 20 or more people have been organizing, people like Eric Andring.

Eric Andring- Benefit Organizer: "A lot, they've gone through a lot."

Three hundred or more auction items, and a gym full of clothes.

All proceeds, of course, going to the Bonham family.

Andring: "and the community has just rallied and one an excellent job."

But that's not all.

Maybe It was the $10,000 check from Bell State Bank

Andring: "As a community, we're here to support each other through anything."

Or the new SUV, the Bonahm family least expected.

One thing is for sure, That whatever may lie ahead in life

Bortnem: "we can't change what happened in the past but we can make a difference in what happens in the future."

The Bonham's can expect the community's support.

The $10,000 check presented does not include any of the funds raised from today's benefit.

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