One of the best things about living in a small town is the way the community rallies together to help one of its own when they’re in need.

The Gridley-area community proved that once again on Tuesday as Orchard Hospital held a Nacho Bar Fund Raiser at lunch time to raise money for funeral expenses for Alejandro Ramirez, 20, who died Friday, April 8 when his car crashed through a fence and entered a canal near the Thermalito Diversion Dam.

Ramirez’s mother has been an Orchard Hospital employee for more than 15 years, and director of Marketing Lyndi Little Wallace who spearheaded the fund raiser stated funds are still being collected to help the Ramirez family. Checks can be made out to Lisa Ramirez and dropped off at the Orchard Hospital Human Resources office, located at 145 Spruce Street, across from the hospital.

There is also a gofundme account set up on the popular crowdfunding website under Alex Ramirez.