Butte News

Jul 16, 2013 5:17 PM by Katy Harris

Benefit planned for Butte woman injured in crash

BUTTE- The community is coming together to help a Butte woman who was injured in a severe car crash.

On June 25, Amy Durham, 34, was driving on Interstate 90 west of Butte when she suffered a seizure. Durham crossed over into oncoming traffic, through several poles, and came to a rest on a secondary highway.

She was placed in an intensive care unit for severe injuries as a result of the crash. Durham was then placed in rehabilitation in Missoula and is now home in Butte.

Two Butte women are front lining a campaign to help their friend get back on her feet financially.

"She's the only source of income in her home with the three kids. She's facing pretty high medical bills. She did not have insurance for herself and you know loss of wages and I'm just hoping to raise as much money as I possibly can to help alleviate some of that pressure from her and her family," Jasmine Lamping, co-coordinator for the Benefit for Amy Durham.

The Benefit for Amy Durham will be held on Sept. 7 at the 5 Mile Bar in Butte. There will be a live and silent auction and raffle.

Lamping and volunteers are looking for donations for the benefit.

A benefit fund has also been set up at First Citizens Bank on Harrison Avenue.

It's called the Amy Durham Expense Relief Account.

If you need more information about donations or the benefit planned in September, call 565-6660.

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