LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Friends of a man killed in a building collapse last month are now asking for help to pay for his funeral.

John Dozier, 71, died on July 22 when Les' Meat Market tumbled to the ground at 28th Street and Grand Avenue.

Jerald Muhammad with Brothers Helping Brothers joined Dozier's fiance in front of Cole's Place on Tuesday night. Muhammad says the owner of Les' had offered to pay for Dozier's funeral, but now can't be reached.

He's asking for people to donate through a GoFundMe page and through a fundraiser at Cole's on Wednesday.

Muhammad also thanked those who helped to get rid of the building and the stench left by rotting meat.

"The foundation has been dug up, because the smell was so bad it went down into the ground," Muhammad said. "So we want to thank all those who got behind us and helped us to get codes and regulations and various city departments to speed up that process and get the demolition done."

Wednesday's fundraiser is from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Cole's Place on West Kentucky Street.

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