Trinity warns of fake GoFundMe page for historic church fire

Posted at 5:20 PM, May 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-16 18:20:31-04

Trinity Lutheran Church officials posted on their Facebook Page, warning people about a fake GoFundMe page made in response to the horrific church fire.

Chris Slaski started a fundraiser on GoFundMe, but the church says they did not authorize the page.

Trinity took to Facebook to warn of the 'false' fundraiser, saying that they did not authorize it.

It is advised not to donate until there is an official fundraiser organized.

TODAY'S TMJ4 will share the legitimate GoFundMe page once it is verified by the police.

The four-alarm fire broke out on Tuesday, May 15. Roughly one hundred firefighters responded to the scene. Luckilly, nobody was hurt.

Milwaukee Fire Chief Mark Rohlfing predicts the church suffered roughly $17 million in damages.

Trinity stood on 9th and Highland for more than 150 years, a historic landmark in the City of Milwaukee, and a staple in the city's skyline.