Mental health fundraiser takes place in Gering this weekend

Published: Sep. 14, 2023 at 5:57 PM CDT
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SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (KNEP) - Mental health and addiction fundraiser set to take place this weekend in Gering.

This free event will celebrate the life of Daniel, a former resident who passed away just a few years ago.

Organizers say it will be a celebration of our his 50th birthday raising funds and spreading awareness of mental health and addiction.

Throughout the event live music will be provided by Avid Dischord, food and drinks will be available for purchase from local vendors.

The fundraiser kicks off this Sunday, from 6:00pm-9:00pm.

Event location: 140084 Prairie Drive, Gering.

Debby Wagner, event organizer, says, “In June 2021 we lost my brother, Jessi father to some mental health and drug related illness events. This lead up to the events of his passing, and since then we been trying to figure out a way to do something in our community to help other people that are struggling with the same issues.”

Jessi Ojeda, event organizer, says, “I think overall just bringing awareness I think it’s something that pushed ‘under the rug’ and doesn’t exist here but it does exist, I see these people firsthand at their homes with people who struggle with mental health and addiction and it’s running people lives, people are dying.”