A silent auction and performances by two area bands will raise money Saturday for the family of Sam Rosecrans.
Rosecrans, 24, lost his arm at the shoulder after he put his hand in the head of a moving conveyor July 1 at the Gem Forest Products mill in Emmett.
“It was very shocking,” said Emmett resident Chase Coles, 25, who has known Rosecrans for most of his life and considers him a “little brother.”
The silent auction, from 7 to 9 p.m., will feature an acoustic guitar and other donated items.
The first of the bands will take the stage at 9:30 p.m., with music through the rest of the evening. Admission is free. Organizers suggest a $5 donation to go to Rosecrans’ family.
“We’re a small town, but we pull together when something like this happens,” Coles said. “Sam is a local guy, and we want to do our part to help him.”
Coles said Rosecrans, who spent several days in a Boise hospital, is doing well in his recovery.
A GoFundMe account has also been established to collect donations for Rosecrans and his family. As of Tuesday morning, $4,435 has been raised, with donations by 70 people. The fund has a goal of $15,000.