Fundraiser to benefit accident victims

Fundraiser to benefit accident victims

Members of Modesto Christian Church are planning two fundraisers to benefit Greg Anderson and Cammie Cox of Palmyra who, along with their son Oakland Anderson, were involved in a two-vehicle accident Aug. 2 near Carlinville.

Cox was hospitalized for four weeks and is currently being cared for by her parents, Rob and Michelle Cox. She is recovering from broken bones and neck and internal injuries. She will need physical therapy as soon as her injuries heal.

G. Anderson’s injuries were more severe. After several weeks in Springfield, he was moved to the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) to undergo an extensive program for head injuries. His parents, David and Gay Anderson, have been at RIC with him since he was admitted.

O. Anderson was not injured in the crash.

The first fundraiser will be a ribeye steak cookout from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 10, at the Palmyra FS Elevator’s west lot. Ribeye sandwiches, chips and a drink will be sold for $8; sandwiches alone will be sold for $6.

The second fundraiser will be an all-you-can-eat supper, to be held from 4:30-7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 17, at the Modesto Community Building. The menu includes chili, vegetable soup, hot dogs, chips, dessert and drinks for $10; a children’s meal of a hot dog, chips, drink and dessert will be $5.

Tickets for a 50/50 drawing will be sold at both events. Checks may be made out to Anderson-Cox Benefit Fund and can be sent to Dottie Dambacher, 214 S. Brown St., Modesto, IL 62667.