Helping owners of lost home get back on their feet: Go Fund Me

by beth on April 2, 2018

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Above: Over the weekend, a fire destroyed the home of a Southborough couple. The community is now offering support. (image cropped from Go Fund Me page)

A Go Fund Me page has been set up for the Southborough residents whose Cottage Street home was destroyed by a fire over the weekend. Within one day, organizers have already raised over $3,000.

The website shares:

Bill and Cheryl Kane are long time residents of Southborough, and they had a devastating house fire at 2am, Saturday, 3/31/18. Their house is uninhabitable now. They lost their fur babies and most of their belongings in the fire. They are devastating and starting over from scratch. We are raising money to help them get back on their feet and ease the financial burden of this horrible tragedy.

Chances are you know Bill and Cheryl if you live in Southborough. Bill’s band The Boston Naturals played at Southborough Summer Nights this past summer, and Cheryl works at Owen O’Leary’s. Let’s rally and help them rebuild their life.

If you can donate ANY amount, please help. No amount is too small and every little bit helps. We will also be collecting clothes, towels, bedding, kitchenware, and gift cards for them. Please contact me if you would like to drop those off. Thank you!

On a relevant note, Southborough Wicked Local followed up with owners of businesses that burned down in Framingham about a year ago. The story is a reminder that “it’s not uncommon for insurance claims to take time”. While the focus of that story was businesses, I would guess it’s also true of residential claims.

You can click here to make a donation or contact collection organizers.

1 Chris Georgenes April 3, 2018 at 8:18 AM

We (Billy Kanes’s band mates) started a GoFundMe campaign also. Reached our $10,000 goal within 48 hours.
https://www.gofundme.com/help-billy-kane
The more the merrier :)

2 M April 3, 2018 at 9:08 PM

So sorry for the loss. Thank you for letting us help. Please, what size sheets, and what size clothes? Then where to drop them off.

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