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DESOTO, Mo. (KSDK) – The community is pulling together to help the family of a Festus man who died while volunteering.

A fundraiser for Mike Akers' family took place Saturday night at Emmanuel Baptist Church.

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Akers and his son – Christopher – were making a delivery to a food pantry last month when their U-Haul hit a tree and caught fire.

Christopher Akers is still recovering.

The benefit will last until 8 p.m.

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