Published: Feb 15, 2011 11:23 PM EST
Updated: Feb 15, 2011 8:26 PM EST

NAPLES, Fla. - A fundraiser for one of the victims of a gas explosion at a 5th Avenue cafe brought in thousands of dollars towards medical expenses.

Don Kingston, a beer tap inspector at Mangrove Cafe, suffered severe burns on his body following the January blast.

Family and friends organized a fundraiser at Beacon Bowl in Naples to help pay for medical bills, since Kingston doesn't have insurance.

The fundraiser featured silent auction and raffle items and brought in nearly $2,000.

A second fundraiser is being scheduled for March, preliminary ideas are a Poker Run.