Wednesday, March 13 2013, 10:14 AM CDT
Community supports Lovelady family
NEDERLAND - By Justin Hinton, KFDM News
Hundreds came out to support the Lovelady family at the Victor Lovelady Benefit Link Sale. Victor Lovelady was killed in Algeria when terrorists took over a gas plant and held a number of people hostage.
The fundraiser brought in more than $30,000. Organizers made multiple stops at grocery stores to purchase more food, but had to shut down the lines around 1:30 after exhausting their inventory.
"I've lived here all my life, and we have link sales on the corner every weekend, but I've never seen anything of this magnitude," Mike Lovelady, Victors brother, said. "This is a record-breaker for our community, and that shows how many people love Victor and his family."
Organizers moved the location of the event several times after realizing they didn't have enough space.
They started the day with 1500 links. By mid-afternoon, they sold more than 3000.
"I'm blown away," Nederland resident Cassie Guy said. "I knew that the community was gonna come out strong., but this just exceeds my expectations."
"This is really gonna help the family get back on their feet," Mike Lovelady said.
If you weren't able to make it to the benefit and still want to donate, you can donate to a benefit account at any FivePoint Credit Union.
NEDERLAND - Hundreds came out to support the Lovelady family. Their loved one Victor Lovelady was killed in Algeria when militants took over a gas plant and held a number of people hostage.
The fundraiser is from 10am - 5 p.m. in parking lot of the old CVS store in the Market Basket shopping center in the 2500 block of Nederland Avenue.
Links and drinks. $3.00. All proceeds go to Lovelady family. Donations can be made at 5 Point Credit Union in care of Lovelady family.
Six News Reporter Justin Hinton will have details tonight at 6 pm during the Weekend Report.