Koppen Benefit A Massive Success

–The benefit held last Saturday for a Whittemore man who recently received a heart transplant was an overwhelming success. Organizer Eric Goodman tells KLGA News they packed the Whittemore Community Center with auction items and everyone else took care of the rest to support the Matt Koppen family.

Goodman says one item in particular received a lot of interest from those in attendance.

Goodman says it has taken a few days to total up how much was raised for the entire event.

Goodman says you can’t label the event anything but a huge success.

Organizers put the event together in less than a month’s time to benefit Koppen and his wife Kendra as he recovers from heart transplant surgery in the Omaha area.