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Mar 3, 2013 8:40 PM

Community Helping Woman Get Back On Her Feet

Nellie Jackson's sister was murdered in August and 11 days ago her husband died after a fire. Now, the community of Somerset is pulling together to help Nellie Jackson and her family get back on their feet.

It's been one tragedy after another for Nellie Jackson and her family. "Within the last six months my sister was murdered at the hands of her husband and on February 14th my house was on fire and my husband was in the house," says Jackson.

51-year-old Arthur Jackson, or AJ as the family called him, later died at the hospital.

The father of four and grandfather of two had a love for sports and his community.

Now that community he has given so much to is returning the favor. "We are having a spaghetti dinner with dessert, hot bread and all that good stuff and we are selling tickets for $10.00 a plate," says Elizabeth Coldiron with the Somerset High National Honor Society.

Somerset High School's National Honor Society planned the event and sold 100 tickets in just one week.

"It's wonderful to know you have a good community good family and good friends to support you through all of the bad times as well as the good times," says Jackson. "It really it shows you more in the times of bad that a lot of people love you and care for you than you ever thought."

The support from the community is far from over. Another fundraiser, this time a chili supper, will be held March 9th at 11:00 in the morning at the Pulaski County Area Technology Center.

Donations can be sent to:
Somerset High School
301 College Street
Somerset, KY 42501

In the memo line, write "Jackson Benefit."

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