Families Affected by Explosion Receive Support from Donations to the Old Mill Foundation’s Didion Benefit Fund

Aug. 7, 2017—Cambria, Wis.—The Old Mill Foundation, a local nonprofit organization, is pleased to announce that funds raised by the community for the Didion Benefit Fund are being distributed to individuals affected by the recent tragedy at the Didion Milling plant in Cambria.

Money in the fund was raised thanks to an incredible outpouring of community support, and is being distributed by the Old Mill Foundation to cover various expenses. In addition to affected families, first responders, EMTs, and Didion employees who provided emergency assistance the night of the incident also have received aid from the Didion Benefit Fund. Donations to the fund have helped cover funeral costs, hospital bills, grief counseling services and general day-to-day costs.

“It’s incredibly encouraging to see members of our community—as well as other local communities—really stand up for each other in the wake of tragedy,” said Old Mill Foundation Treasurer Scott Link. “You see people lifting each other up, making sure their friends and neighbors are going to be able to make it through. It’s a privilege to be part of such a great community effort.”

Link encourages community members to share information on their fundraising efforts so the foundation can help promote the events to the community. The next major fundraising event to benefit the fund will be the Didion Milling Annual Golf Outing on September 28 at The Oaks Golf Course.

The Old Mill Foundation will continue accepting donations to the Didion Benefit Fund and distributing funds to affected families, first responders, EMTs and Didion employees who provided emergency assistance the night of the incident based on need. A small portion will remain in the fund to cover future expenses.

Contributions to the Old Mill Foundation Didion Benefit Fund can be mailed to: c/o National Exchange Bank, 118 West Edgewater St., P.O. Box 338, Cambria, Wisconsin 53923.

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