A family of four who were displaced from their home on 8th Street when it caught fire on March 21 are accepting donations through a crowdfunding website to help them recover from the loss.
The Baker family lost their family pets – a dog and a cat – in the blaze at 1338 8th St., which forced the closure of the street for several hours.
A message he posted Tuesday says:
The Baker Family effectively lost their home this week due to a fire. While the human part of the family survived, their pets did not. There are major repairs needed to the home before they can move back in, clearly this will take some time. This fund is to help them rebuild their family spirit, and get them through the temporary housing crisis they are now in with some creature comforts until they can return to the comfort and safety of their family home. This site is for those who can donate either a little or a lot~ The warm wishes remain the same no matter the donation amount. They are a family of four with Mom, Dad, Gracie(14) and Makana (6). Below is the link to the article regarding their home tragedy.
By 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, 50 people had donated a total of $3,961 in 20 hours, according to the website.
Earlier in the day Wednesday, Baker posted a second message saying:
Oh my we have gotten so much warmth and support already. Thank you all for supporting my family. The love is felt
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