Community shows support for Quincy fire victims
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 03:48:10 GMT —
Just two days after a Quincy house fire claimed the lives of three people, dozens turned out to support the family Monday night.
A fundraiser for the memorial expenses of Lewis Bassett, Lewis Bassett Jr. and Ladavion Bassett was held at Pizza Hut on 24th and Locust in Quincy.
The family raffled off items and sold T-shirts to help raise money.
Many people stayed for a meal, but there were others who simply showed up to donate.
"There have been a lot of people that just came in, gave money, and left. Just handed us money left, a lot of people," Shanice Crider, family friend and event organizer said.
"We already raised $300 before we even got here," she said.
Robyn Harris also knows the family and donated at Monday's event.
"The community is really good around here and we all come together and stick together any time somebody is in need after tragedy," Harris said.
"We're a really tight community ... I think it's amazing how there are all different age groups that support each other," she said.
According to Crider, the family received $350 in donations from canisters set up at various County Market Express locations.
Pizza Hut has offered to assist the family in another fundraiser next week as well.
Memorial services for the three fire victims will be held Friday at Duker and Haugh funeral home in Quincy.
Visitation is from noon to 1 p.m. with a service to follow.