Weekend Benefit Planned for Tornado Victims

By: NBC 15
By: NBC 15

The victims of last month's Stoughton tornado are still rebuilding their lives, and a weekend benefit aims to help them do just that.

Just a week before Katrina hit, hundreds of homes near Stoughton were either damaged or destroyed by the twister.

Organizers of Sunday's Tornado Relief Benefit hope to raise at least $25,000.

They say in light of the recent events along the Gulf Coast, a lot attention has shifted away from the needs of the community.

"All of the money is going to stay for the affected families of the tornado because I think because of Katrina it's gotten forgotten about a little bit. And we've got neighbors in our own backyard that are still sleeping on basement floors and at friends' houses that have nothing. And we just don't want to forget them," says organizer Tim Purcell.

The benefit gets started at 11 Sunday morning at Mandt Park in Stoughton. Live music, comedians, and entertainment for the kids runs until 7 p.m. There will also be a silent auction and beer garden.
Admission is $5 a person, $15 for a family of three or more.

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