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Fundraiser held for Fort Hood shooting victims, families

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Posted: Sunday, May 25, 2014 4:30 am

HARKER HEIGHTS — Members of the newly formed group, Helping Fort Hood’s Heroes, held an event Saturday at Veteran of Foreign Wars Post 3892.

The group, which started soon after the April 2 Fort Hood shooting, held the event to raise money for the National Compassion Fund for the families and victims affected by the tragedy.

“We wanted to do something for the families to show them they are supported,” Dawn Lambert, a group member, said.

The event featured live music by the Josh Merrell Experience, Melissa Brooke, Carolina Comedown, Ashley Plumlee and Megan Blair. Attendees also were treated to a dance performance by Poly Mic, a Polynesian/Micronesian dance group. There also was a silent auction, a raffle, bounce houses and face painting for children. Admission was donation-based.

Managed by the National Center for Victims of Crime, the National Compassion Fund provides a single, trusted way for the public to donate directly to victims of a mass crime, such as a shooting or terrorist attack.

For more information search “Helping Fort Hood’s Heroes” on Facebook.

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