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Silent auction fundraiser held for Owen Jones

Community members in Delphi are consoling the family of four-year-old Owen Jones by extending a helping hand. People from all over gathered today for a fundraiser in honor of Jones.

Posted: Jun 15, 2019 6:35 PM
Updated: Jun 16, 2019 7:38 AM

DELPHI, Ind. (WLFI)—People gathered at the Freedom Center in Delphi to show support for Owen Jones' family. 

"No one wants to go through it alone," said organizer of the fundraiser Sarah Brummett. 

It's a saying that the Delphi community is remembering as they continue to support the family of Owen Jones.

 "My oldest son is, was, is, Owen's friend," said Brummett. 

Four-year-old Owen Jones was swept away by a strong current at Deer Creek in Delphi on May 23rd. After emergency crews couldn't save him rescuers began conducting a recovery search.

 "Of course, you don't really want to work in this tragedy and they don't really know what's going on," said Brummett.  "So they just need helping along the way."

It was Sarah's idea to hold a fundraiser for the Jones family. With the help of her church, Lake Shafer Christian Center, a silent auction was held.

"There focus has been on finding their little boy," said co-organizer of the event Patty Dennison. 

Patty Dennison helped organize the fundraiser for Jones. She says this will send a heartwarming message to the family.

 "People care," said Dennison. "There is still caring people in the world, in our community."

People attending the fundraiser like Jessica McManus hopes others will continue to support their fellow neighbors.

 "I hope that when they come to this fundraiser, I hope that they will have the heart and compassion towards others," said McManus.

To learn more about Lake Shafer Christian Center click here. 

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