David Bloom benefit is set Saturday at church, 5 p.m.
by GREG KAYLOR, Banner Staff Writer
Feb 28, 2013 | 1290 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Officials are organizing a benefit Saturday at Welcome Valley Baptist Church for Benton Police officer David Bloom, who lost two children and his wife in a horrific car crash two weeks ago.

His wife Linda, 27, and their daughter Cayla, 6, died upon impact, according to Benton Police Department Chief Rocky King. Bloom’s son Dawson, 10, was airlifted to U.T. Medical Center where he passed away last week. Bloom and his son Kadin are the two survivors of the crash that took the lives of most of their family.

According to Benton Mayor Jerry Stephens, Welcome Valley Baptist Church will have gospel singing and collect donations to go toward the Bloom family’s medical and funeral expenses.

“David is back in the hospital this week undergoing treatment for his spleen and other issues caused by the crash,” said Stephens.

The mayor also said Kadin was released from the hospital and is recovering.

Events will begin at the church at 5 p.m.

The Community Baptist Youth Choir, Fellowship Singers, Walking by Faith, One Scarred Hand and the Welcome Valley Boys are scheduled to sing.

“Other area churches are also working to help with expenses during this very tragic time for David and Kadin,” said Stephens.

Two Benton area banks have also set up funds for the family.

First Volunteer Bank and First Tennessee Bank have accounts set up to help the family with medical and funeral expenses.

“Any donations would be greatly appreciated as there are considerable funeral and medical expenses this family is facing during this incredibly difficult time,” according to Stephens and King.

Donations can be directed to:

First Volunteer Bank, P.O. Box 270, Benton TN 37307, or First Tennessee Bank, P.O. Box 330, Benton TN 37307.

For additional information, contact Benton City Hall at 338-5733.