LAKESIDE, Calif. - A car wash fundraiser was held in Lakeside on Saturday for local teenager Hannah Anderson and her family.
The fundraiser was held at the Living Hope Church on Los Coches Road.
"If anyone of us were going through the same thing, I hope people would come together and do the same thing for each other," said organizer Bonnie Parker.
Parker, a neighbor of the Andersons, wanted to do something to help and organized the car wash with the proceeds to offset expenses the Andersons face.
Hannah, 16, was kidnapped by family friend James DiMaggio, who ultimately was fatally shot by the FBI in the Idaho wilderness. Prior to that, authorities believe DiMaggio killed Christina and Ethan Anderson – Hannah's mother and brother – and then set his Boulevard home on fire to cover the crime.
Saturday's car wash was the second fundraiser for Hannah and her father, Brett Anderson, who face the expense of a funeral. It was something on the mind of 13-year-old James Smothers, who came out to help
"It makes me feel really good because i know I'm raising money for the funeral and everything," he said.
Like the fundraiser last Thursday, Hannah and her father made a brief appearance to say thanks and left.
The family has set up "The Anderson family memorial fund" at Wells Fargo for donations from those who want to help with funeral expenses.