Community comes together for Hedricks family

Community comes together for Hedricks family

Lourdes Lorenzo, CTE Writer

Cheerleaders and Highlighters volunteered at the Chapel Hill Dairy Queen on Monday, Oct. 14th to help raise money for the Hedricks family following an accident that left Chapel Hill graduate Chris Hedricks severely injured.

Directors Katie Hewitt and Allyson Maranitch had their girls reach out to the community during the dinner rush hour where Dairy Queen donated 15% of their profits from the evening.

Local radio station 96.1 Classic Rock and local First Responders helped bring in donations from customers and community members. Before the percentage of Dairy Queen profits were considered, approximately $1,300 was raised just in cash donations. Funds will go towards the Hedricks family for expenses while Chris is still hospitalized.

“The night was definitely a special night that I will never forget,” said brother and Chapel Hill senior Jeremy Hedricks.” Seeing the whole community come together to raise money, for my brother who nearly died, is just a blessing and all the glory goes to God.”

The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research (TIRR) in Houston is focusing on rehabilitation for his motor functions.