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SYLVESTER, GA (WALB) - Nearly three months after six family members got into a bad car wreck in Worth County killing their cousin, the community is revving up to raise money for medical bills after five of those siblings were sent to the hospital.

The Remaining Few Motorcycle Club held a poker run at the Veterans of Foreign affairs building in Sylvester to help raise money for the family.

As bikers rev their engines, hearts go out to the family after five brothers and sisters are recovering from a car wreck that killed their 10-year-old cousin, May 24th.

"Medical bills are beyond belief, and for one family to have that much at one time is hard to fathom," said Remaining Few Motorcycle Club member Richard Brown.

Brown says riders started at the VFW, made a couple stops on Highway 82 towards Albany, came back around Red Rock road - the site of the crash and returned.

"They're a tight knit family," said biker Wendell Walters. "They've had a really bad time with the accident and it's time to help them." 

People paid $10 to enter the poker run, which also came with entertainment and fun for the kids. Shriners cooked lunch, and people set up shop for a car and bike show.

"We had a pretty good turn out today," said Shade Tree Car Show President, Dallas Burger. "This is a really good benefit. We have to help one another. If you don't it all falls apart.

Volunteers raised $8,200. It surpassed their goal of $5,000. All proceeds will go towards the Reddell family.