Benefit held for Sutherland Iowa woman killed in Las Vegas shooting

Published: Oct. 15, 2017 at 6:10 PM CDT
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People across the nation and here at home continue to mourn the 58 people killed in the Las Vegas shooting two weeks ago. One of those communities is Sutherland Iowa, where a benefit was held Sunday for Carly Kreibaum's family.

“Terrorism hits all over anymore,” Harley, Iowa resident, Leroy Peters said.

In times of tragedy, communities rally together.

“It’s going to take a lot of grieving to get through this,” Paullina, Iowa resident, Clay Evans said.

Those in small communities said everyone's like family.

“Show them the love that we have. Show them the small communities that can come together and that they're not alone through this hard time,” Evans said.

Many people from surrounding towns said even though they may not know the family well, they wanted to do what they could to help.

“It’s just a tragedy and we're just trying to help. I know what the benefit is from having a benefit. We had a motorcycle accident and I know how much it helps,” Peters said.

“Well I think small towns always help each other out. That’s just part of being a small town,” Primghar, Iowa resident, Shirley Stoll said.

Many said the community would be there if the Kreibaum family needed anything.

“If his kids need a place to go, we welcome them into our house. If there’s things that need to be done to help him out, I think the community will come together,” Evans said.

Two funds have been set up for the Kreibaum’s. One for the family to use and another to start a scholarship fund for Carly’s two children. The Sutherland Police Department said there is not a GoFundMe account set up for the Kreibaum family. If you do see one, they said to not donate. If you would like to donate, you can contact the Security State Bank in Sutherland.