GoFundMe for Roslyn Heights family reaches $35K

GoFundMe for Roslyn Heights family reaches $35K
The GoFundMe page for a family from Roslyn Heights who lost their house and two dogs in a fire last week. $32,000 has already been raised. (Photo by Steven Keehner)

A GoFundMe page has raised over $35,000 for a family who lost their two dogs and their home in a Roslyn Heights house fire last week.

Around 6 p.m. on Saturday night, authorities responded to the blaze at 183 Jefferson Ave. Firefighters put out the fire, but couldn’t save the house.

GoFundMe is a crowdfunding platform that allows people to raise money. Chelsea Meier, a friend of the family, made the page four days ago.

“On Saturday, June 18th, 2022, my best friend of 22 years and her entire family lost their family home and everything in it to a devastating fire,” she wrote. “The Gales family are good people who are loved by many in their community. All of their friends and family are coming together to try and raise money to help them start their lives over.”

With a goal of $100,000, the post has already reached one-third of its intended goal. Meier wrote that, alongside losing pets, the family is without a home or belongings.

“Any contribution you can make will help them to rebuild their lives. We are hoping that if everyone comes together and helps just a little, we can make this devastating time just a little bit easier for them.”

Many have already contributed. The top donor gave $2,000.

If one would like to donate, they can do so here.

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