COOK - New hope has come to the City of Cook to the tune of $40,000.
That's how much the city raised to benefit 10 victims of a fire that happened on June 17.
A two day benefit held last week was planned to raise money for the eight residents and two business owners that were affected by the fire.
Organizers doubled their goal of $20,000 and had nearly 2,000 people attend.
The money will be divided equally between the 10 victims.
If you are intersted in helping out, the Cook Area Credit Union is still accepting donations.
The next fundraiser will be when the building is released by the insurance company.
The city will then sell the salvagable bricks from the building.