Fundraiser launched for Pasco grandmother & granddaughter who lost home in fire


PASCO, Wash. — Loved ones and neighbors are joining forces to help a grandmother/granddaughter duo who lost their home and many of their belongings when their house burned down on Sunday morning.

According to a GoFundMe campaign launched by Dawn Owens and Darryl Coleman, the grandmother, Bonnie, and granddaughter, Bellah, woke up to the sound of blaring fire alarms on August 21 and found that their home was on fire.

They gathered their four pets and rushed out of the home as Pasco firefighters rushed to the scene. Unfortunately, they weren’t able to save the home, which loved ones say was deemed a total loss.

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It will take some time before they can re-enter the house to search through the rubble and salvage belongings. The family is living in a motel for the foreseeable future.

“The most immediate need will be clothing and school supplies, as well as food and any other living needs,” the GoFundMe stated.”They have endured so much loss in a few short years, that no one should ever have to go through.”

As of 1:20 p.m. PST on August 24, the fundraiser has gathered $2,960 across 37 donations. Their current goal is $5,000.

If you would like to make a donation to assist this family as they rebuild, you can visit the GoFundMe page by clicking here or take a look at the embed below:


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