Benefit Held for Carbon Monoxide Tragedy
People from all over Missouri, not just Kirksville, but St. Louis and Springfield as well, came to show their support for McDermott. McDermott's great aunt said she was thrilled with how many people showed up.
"It's just been so awesome the way everybody just pitches in. It's like this was all meant to be is what it is...friends and family are united and we all get along great and it's all working out real well... I think it's gonna be a great turnout, so far so good anyway," said Beatrice Mullanix, McDermott's great aunt and event organizer.
The family hopes to raise about $15-20,000 through the day's benefit fundraiser. Donations can be made at any First National Bank branch where the McDermott family fund is set up.