STATESVILLE, N.C. Saturday hundreds of people gathered to help the family of a fallen volunteer firefighter.

In honor of Marco Kauffman friends and family organized a breakfast fundraiser and memorial ride. All of the proceeds will benefit Kauffman s widow and their baby. Kauffman died after being shot in the head by burglars at his home. Volunteers say the family will always have community support.

We want to make sure that she knows that within the fire community that we're family. It s a brotherhood and a sisterhood and we have to take care of each other, said Angela Lorch, event coordinator.

Later at a private event Maryann Kauffman was surprised with a brand new 2014 Honda Civic, donated by a Salisbury dealership.

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