Piggly Wiggly collecting donations for families after devastating fire

Two family's homes are destroyed

Families in Kewaskum are in need after a fire destroyed their homes Monday afternoon.

Now the community is coming together to help those affected get back on their feet.

Two family homes are now burned to a crisp and it’s touching everyone’s heart in the community.

A day later families are trying to save whatever they can from the fire, however turning hurt into help, the local Piggly Wiggly is collecting cash donations for Kewaskum fire victims at their customer service desk.

With cash in hand, Kallie Gilles felt compelled to help.

“Piggly Wiggly always steps up to help,” Gilles said. It’s nice to have a business that backs the people in town and that cares about them. It’s good to take care of your neighbors.”

And she’s not the only one, others say it’s good to help people in need. Especially those who lost everything in their homes.

“They need help now, they lost a lot in that fire,” said Marvin Panko.

“I believe in karma and I try to help out when I can,” said Mark Martin. “I heard that they were doing something today so I figured I’d stop by and check it out and see what I can do to help.”

A GoFundMe page to help the two families most affected has been set up—in less than 24 hours more than $8,500 has already been raised.

Martin is keeping all victims in his thoughts.

“Last night I said a little prayer and just keeping them in my mind and just hopes everything works out for the best of them,” Martin said.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation by the Washington County Sheriff’s Department. Along with these two homes that were completely destroyed, the fire chief says at least five other homes are damaged.

If you would like to donate you can visit the GoFundMe page.

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