Updated:SEWICKLEY, Pa. —
A community is coming together to help a man who lost his home in a fire on Friday.
Elmer Bohr lived in the basement of the Howard Hanna building that went up in flames as a severe storm rolled through the area.
The building suffered major water damage.
Bohr is a familiar face in Sewickley and is known for dressing up in costumes for local parades and events.
The recent loss of the apartment he called home for 14 years has prompted locals to take action to help him.
"The community has always been here to take care of him, so we know we wanted to keep him in Sewickley," said Tiffany Rinaldi who works with Bohr at Yankello's Video and Audio.
Rinaldi is posting fliers at local businesses promoting a fundraiser to help garner support to keep the popular local man in Sewickley.
"This is very important to the community," said Rinaldi.
A fundraiser is planned for Sunday from 4-7 p.m. at The Sewickley Cafe located on Beaver Street.