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Xavior Harrelson benefit concert raises over $5,000 for reward fund

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GRINNELL, Iowa (KWWL) -- Tuesday night's benefit concert for missing 11-year-old Xavior Harrelson raised $5,088 for the reward fund.

Joy VanLandschoot, the event organizer, posted in the Finding Xavior Harrelson Facebook group that the new funds bring the reward total to $30,418.


The event was held in Grinnell at the Poweshiek County Fairgrounds and local artists Adam Whitehead and Hunter Mason headlined the event. A silent auction was also held to raise funds.

Organizers hope that the increase in the reward will prompt someone to come forward with information about Xavior's disappearance.

Volunteers at the event were also working to raise awareness by handing out flier packets, which have also been mailed out across the country. Over 40 states now have Xavior's 'Missing Child' posters hung up in establishments

People attending were encouraged to wear orange, which was Xavior's favorite color.

To date, 'the Facebook public group, "Finding Xavior Harrelson" has over 11.6K members, and are affectionately referred to as "Xavior's Army", as one volunteer said.

The community service group known as 'Mollie's Movement: Finding Others' organized the benefit.

It's been one month since Xavior was last seen around 11 a.m. on May 27 wearing a red shirt, blue pajama pants, and black shoes. He has brown hair, blue eyes, and is about 4 ft 8", and weighs 100 pounds.

Volunteers and authorities have been searching for him since his disappearance and raising awareness, requesting information about his whereabouts.

Anyone with information about Xavior can leave a tip by clicking here.

You can also call 911 or the Poweshiek County Sheriff's Office at 641-623-5679.

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