WASECA, Minn. (KEYC) — The support continues to roll in for Waseca Police Department Officer Arik Matson.
A local auctioneer and the Sweet-Sommers VFW Post 1642 have announced they will organize a live and silent auction to which anyone can donate items.
One of the organizers, Ray Rew, says he is already getting calls from individuals in and out-of-the state.
The event is scheduled for March 14, but auction items will only be accepted until March 1.
In addition to both auctions, the fundraiser will feature a chili feast.
“My son’s a reserve officer in Waseca, so it’s kind of partial to, you know, that we’re doing this. But, I’ve done a lot of benefits through the years, but I hate to say this, this is probably one of the saddest,” Rew said.
All of the proceeds will go to the Matson family to support out-of-pocket expenses that have come with his time in the hospital.
To donate auction items, call Rew at 507-339-1272 or contact Michelle Kahnke at the VFW by calling 507-835-1811.