Church benefit concert raises nearly $1,000 for Freeman families

Church benefit concert raises about...

VALLEYFORD, Wash. - It's another story that proves something good can come after tragedy. A Valleyford Church proved showed Sunday night that coming together for a common cause can ignite a spirit of giving and hope. Pastor Aaron McNally's message was clear.

"Hear the greatest message of all, that the gospel is for them and that they are not alone. That is what I really want people to know is that they are not alone in this," McNally said. 

The benefit concert brought people together to show their support for the Freeman community. Dakota Barton is the lead singer of the band that performed. He said the members of Crafted wanted to do something to make a difference.

"Try to speak life and hope into the situation even though it is a terrible situation," Barton said. 

Donations at the door will benefit the families impacted by the shooting earlier this month. Pastor McNally said the church will soon decide exactly who the money will be donated to. 

For this church, raising money for Freeman families is very personal. The guitarists that performed with Crafted attends Freeman High School and worships at the Valleyford Community Church. As the band lead the crowd in worship Sunday, it was clear that this community is finding little ways every day to be Freeman strong. 

"We believe that god can turn it for the good and that people can learn and grow and that people can find faith through this," Barton said.

Pastor McNally said the benefit raised about $1,000 dollars.