Fundraiser to be held for man injured in Shellman Bluff fire

Fundraiser to be held for man injured in Shellman Bluff fire

MCINTOSH COUNTY, Ga. (WTOC) - It’s been almost two months since a fire in Shellman Bluff killed three people and injured one.

Chuck Hutchinson, the only survivor, remains in the hospital.

Hutchinson's family is inviting the community to a chili dinner and auction Saturday night at Darien’s American Legion. All the funds raised go toward a man still fighting for his life.

Hutchinson has had more than 10 surgeries and still has a long way to go.

This comes after Chuck was injured in a shed fire in September, which killed three of his family members.

Jewell Donaldson, Hutchinson’s cousin, said he is a fighter but that doesn’t mean this fight is any less difficult.

Donaldson says her cousin is worried about bills and is hoping he can have a home to go back to.

She says Saturday’s fundraising event means the world to him.

“I think it would mean a lot to him. People who donate, to give them a sense of being able to do something for a very tragic situation. It’s certainly a worthy cause,” Donaldson said.

Saturday’s benefit starts at 5 p.m.

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