Custer Beacon raises money for flood victims

CUSTER, SD — A benefit was held in Custer Saturday to help raise money for members of the town effected by the recent severe flooding.

The August 2nd flooding has caused significant damage to businesses and houses in the Custer area. On Saturday the Custer Beacon held a flood relief benefit to help aid those most in need of assistance.

They hosted a cornhole tournament, live music, and a dinner to help raise money and bring the community together.

“In our community we are creating a long term relief fund that’s built of local people that live here and are willing to stay focused on this beyond that time line,” said Custer Beacon owner Louis Umbarger, “And those are the people who are coordinating this event and will be coordinating the dissemination of these resources fairly and appropriately in the coming months.”

The people of Custer rallied behind their community and showed up to help.

“The Custer people are the greatest people in the world they will rally around this,” said District 30 Rep. Tim Goodwin, “Everybody is neighborly and if you need the assistance or you know someone who does, come down to the Beacon and we will see what we can do for you.”

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