One of the best things about living in a smaller, rural community is that when something unfortunate happens to those we care about, the community comes together to help in anyway possible. The same goes for helping out Hubert Beaver and his family!
On January 2nd, 2016, Hubert “Bert” was involved in a serious vehicle accident. The vehicle he was driving collided with a parked semi due to a stroke. He was immediately in ICU at Mercy Medical Center – North Iowa after emergency brain surgery was done. His prognosis is still unknown at this time although he is making progress. His right side has seen the most affects and his memory and speech are sporadic. The family knows that Bert continues to have a long road ahead of him including speech and physical therapy. Both Bert and his wife Tammy are natives of Mason City, having lived here all their lives. Bert worked for Marshall & Swift for 25 years before they were sold and since then he has worked for the Mason City Community School District. Obviously the medical bills are stacking up and the income is low as they attempt to function on one income. Tammy & Bert have three daughters: Lindsey, Ali, and Rachel. They also have one son, Andrew and grandchildren Mason (1 1/2), Harper (2 1/2), and Reece (1). They are the kind of family that are always ready to help out anyone in need and now we ask you to help them!
Saturday, February 13th, there will be a variety of fundraisers starting with a Bake Sale & Silent Auction at Willowbrook Mall in Mason City from 10AM-3PM. Items on the silent auction include Coach purses, a variety of gift baskets, a Pandora bracelet, Hand Held Snow Blower, and over 50 gift certificates. There will also be a Silpada rep there with all the new spring items and 100% of proceeds go to the family. Then, at 5PM stop by the Main Event (112 2nd Street SE, Mason City) for more fun and fundraising. $10 at the door gets you a meal served by the Rib Crib as well as enjoying 2 different live bands. There will also be a live auction with lots of great items up for bid including: a Callaway golf driver, a recliner (donated by Mattress Outlet), ½ carat diamond earrings (donated by Riddle’s Jewelry), 2 Air Choice One airline tickets from Mason City to Chicago, 2 Adirondack chairs, a week’s stay vacation with RCI Vacation (donated by Jane Fischer – Century 21), John Deere pedal tractor (donated by Brakke Implement), a one night stay at the Historic Park Inn, 4 Winstock Country Festival weekend tickets, a queen size mattress, and a teeth whitening kit (donated by Burgmeier Dentistry).
We hope you’ll join us and help us support Bert and Tammy when they need us most. If you can’t make it, but would like to help out, you can make a donation at their GoFundMe page, HERE!