Town of Hawley works together to help with the loss of a residentHawley, 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.
By: Andrea Hubbell, WDAY
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.