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A Columbiana business owner organized an event to help children affected by the Oklahoma tornado.
David Kissinger, owner of Humtown Self Storage, put together the Oklahoma Tornado Benefit in only ten days. The event was held at the Village Plaza and included a Chinese auction, bake sale and entertainment.
Area police departments also came out to show their support by holding different demonstrations for the public.
Local businesses helped sponsor the benefit and donated most of the items for the auction.
“I was inspired by my 9-year-old nephew, because he just wanted to do something. He’s in Cub Scouts and he wanted to do something. So, we thought we could do something for them,” said Kissinger.
The Hearts 4 Children organization in Oklahoma will receive 100 percent of the proceeds from the fundraiser. The money will help 70 children who lost loved ones and their homes to the tornado last month.