School rallies to help family of student killed in car crash

10:17 PM, Dec 19, 2013   |    comments
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Around 75 volunteers worked to help raise money for COHS crash victim's family. Photo by Linda Park.

ELK GROVE, Calif. - Hundreds of meals were sold Thursday night to help raise funds for the family of Josh Davis, the Cosumnes Oaks High School senior who died in a car crash Saturday night.

The community showed support by purchasing a "drive-thru" barbecue dinner for $45 organized by the school's Wolfpack Football team and Culinary Arts Institute. The food was catered by Sac City Eats BBQ Catering.

"There was a good showing of the community, lots of people," Sac City Eats' Mark Carey said.

Around 75 volunteers worked in the cold to help deliver the food as hundreds of cars drove through and picked up their meals, which included barbecue chicken, potatoes, corn, beans and rolls. 

One of the event's organizers, culinary teacher Carrie Hawk, said they had 300 meals confirmed for the pre-sale only fundraiser.

"He had a big circle of friends and was very connected to the community," Hawk said. "People wanted to know what to do and how they could help."

With meals sold and additional donations, organizers were hoping to raise around $10,000 for Davis' family.

"I wanted the community to know that we care and love Josh and wanted to help his family with this hard time," said Rahima Ziyarmal, a volunteer and COHS senior. "I've known him since freshman year and he was a nice and caring person."


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