Help Firefighter Ken Walker

$152,000 of $130,000 goal

Raised by 3,958 people in 20 months
Please donate to help out North Tonawanda firefighter Ken walker in this hard time. For those that don't know Ken received a letter in the mail threatening to leave the fire service or he will regret it. This morning his house caught on fire.
I'm a fellow firefighter from a neighboring company that is trying to help someone who is in need of help. From one firefighter to another. From one human to another human.
It is amazing to have to raise the goal again! The Walker family appreciates all of the generosity! New goal is now 130k!!Thank you again for all the donations!
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Robert Moynihan
20 months ago

I am the father of Shawn Moynihan. I have never been prouder of my son. He set up this go fund me account to help a brother fire fighter. He has never met Ken Walker and are not friends on face book . Do we have to be friends to want to help somebody in need that's what fire fighters do.

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Jennifer Fitzgerald
20 months ago

Anyone not wishing to donate please just move along.this family has just fell victim to hate crime in this ugly world we are living in. They've lost their home, pets and are living in fear. Please understand if you are not part of the solution then you are part of the problem.prayers to this family from mine and thank you Ken for risking your life to save ours everyday

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Chris W
20 months ago

I'm a fellow firefighter along with several others that work next to Ken he's an outstanding firefighter and an amazing human being let's keep this going let's show thiscoward targeting Ken he's not alone!!! YOU MESS WITH ONE YOU GET US ALL!!!!

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Khirsten Johnson
20 months ago

Debbie , how about the fact that this man lost his home , pets and valuables ... Because of hate.... Yes he has a job .. But apparently you're unaware how much it cost too have to start over . when you weren't preparing for it

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Yusef Myrick
20 months ago

As a military veteran one thing that I can attest to (and I see it here) is that BROTHERHOOD starts with SERVICE. Shawn, I can tell by your efforts that you consider Ken a brother, you see past everything else and I commend you for doing this! Break the barriers and the chains racism and ignorance, by learning and valuing humanity for what it is. Vehemently oppose anything less than that.

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Adam Logan
20 months ago

Monday this man recieved a vulgar hate letter in his mailbox, stating essentially that black men are not welcome to be firefighters in NT and threatening him to resign before the end of the week "or else". Today they torched his apartment and altogether 4 apartments suffered serious damage. This go fund me is to help Ken and his family recoup as much as possible after all of their belongings were damaged in that fire. This man is a volunteer firefighter in North Tonawanda who needs and more than deserves our help and support. He has a young family, I do believe 3 children (I could be wrong on that number) and a wife. He puts his life on the line for our community, please help show him that this is not acceptable in our back yard and we are behind him 100% by donating what you are able. Thank you Ken for your service. I am so sorry this is happening to you and your family.

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Sean Lewis
20 months ago

Hi, I am a licensed real estate agent and would like to find Mr. Walker a house free of charge. I will donate my commission to this page.

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Chris W
20 months ago

OK LISTEN!! To all of you who keep posting that Ken doesn't want a go fund me page blah blah etc...... this may be true but put yourself in his shoes he is a proud father/ firefighter trying to take care of his family and get through a hard time would you want anyone to help you or would you do everything you can to help your family? YES he said he doesn't want a go fund me or money from anyone but this man lost EVERYTHING sometimes we don't realize we need help or are to proud to accept it. I am one of his fellow firefighters and I understand where his pride is coming from we are made to protect and care for others that's what we're trained to do but sometimes even as strong as we are we have to take help where help is given. This doesn't make one weaker or less of a man etc...... That being said this campaign should continue to grow. To the questions of legitimacy go fund me insures strict guidelines including entering of several forms of personal information and states in its contracts that shall it be known the funds not be delivered to proper person legal actions will be enforced etc..... However if you do still feel uncomfortable you can always as said come down to Gratwick Hose fire hall 110 Ward Rd North Tonawanda NY 14120 on this Sunday Aug 7th between 10-2 to give donations of any sort to Ken and His Family

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Meighan Peifer
20 months ago

Hi, I live in the 12th safest city in the country. I have an extra home Mr. Walker and his family can utilize until they get on their feet again. Please move here to the midwest. We have plenty of firefighter positions open here.

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Reb Appeal
20 months ago

We would love to donate lots of Hi-Tech Gear- hoodies & tees- for Ken, if that's possible. Thank you!

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Jon Hummel
20 months ago

Thank you to all of you for your amazing generosity and support. My niece and nephew are so overwhelmed by the love and well wishes. They are courageous through this battle and suffered great loss. May God Bless You All and Your Families!!! Thank you

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Holly Joy
20 months ago

Ken Walker may be saying that he doesn't want to burden people, but one of the reasons I donated was to protest hate and prejudice. I want my few bucks to show that I will stand against acts of violence. So, it's not just about helping Ken and his family. It's about taking a stand of my own. BTW: I'm so happy to have an easy way to donate. I know that GoFundMe charges fees, but my guess is that more people donate when they can follow a link and quickly pay. People also want to be part of something they can watch grow and spread, which will ultimately mean more money for this worthy cause. Donate in a way that makes you comfortable. There is a lot of satisfaction in seeing people stand together--even if it's in cyberspace! Kudos to Shawn for setting it up, and to Ken and his family: you have the support of more people than you know or can imagine.

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Dave OBrien
20 months ago

North Tonawanda Police Department 12 mins · Please don't post links to Go Fund Me. Please do all of your donations through Gratwick Fire Department. GoFundMe will deduct a 5% fee from each of your donations, and you’ll also be charged a 2.9% + $0.30 fee from WePay for each payment you request. As an example: If you raise $10,000 during your GoFundMe campaign, the company will keep $500, and you’ll be charged an additional $300 in processing fees to complete payment (assuming you only request it once). This means that on a $10,000 campaign, you’ll end up receiving $9,200 after everything is said and done. Any links will be removed from this page.

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John Lapham
20 months ago

Gratwick Hose (Kens company) will accept any and all donations on Sun from 10-2pm. 110 Ward Rd North Tonawanda. 100% of all donations will go to the family.

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Cindy Valleley
20 months ago

To anyone who might question the legitimacy of this campaign: I understand the hesitance and skepticism. I even called the fire company to verify this is a valid GoFundMe. However, being too impatient to wait for a return call (and knowing the likelihood they're under an avalanche of voicemails), it only took a few minutes of vetting online through trustworthy news outlets to determine that Mr. Moynihan's campaign is the real deal. Thank you, Shawn, for starting this for the Walker family. Love really is the best way to conquer hate. I know how wonderful the Buffalo-area people are, having lived there for six years. You've given us a chance to show appreciation for Mr. Walker's bravery and love for his dear family.

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Richard Robinson
20 months ago

Donald Trump has unfortunately unleashed a whole bunch of racists in this country. Yesterday I met Daniel Webster a Republican running for congress in Florida. He asked me for my vote this Nov. and I told him I could not give him my vote because there were too many racists in his party. I went on to say I don't think all Republicans are racists but if you are a racists the Republican Party is your party. To my surprise he replied you are right.

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Larry Kuebler
20 months ago

Anything for a brother volunteer fireman !!

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David J. Alvalle
20 months ago

I hope to God this money is seriously going to the Walker family.. I just saw one gentlemen say the person who created this page is not friends with Kenneth nor knows him and there are 2 other Go Fund Me pages for Kenneth Walker and since I don't feel comfortable donating to this page I will and encourage others to donate at his fire dept. on Sunday from 10am - 2pm at Gratwick Hose Fire Department at 110 Ward Rd., North Tonawanda.

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Jill S. Mailler
20 months ago

Nobody should ever have to go through what this man and his family are going through. It does not matter what color we are on the outside- we all bleed red. Thank you for all you do. I hope they find out soon who is doing this. We had a fire in our home 2-1/2 years ago. It is a very devasting thing and takes a long time to recover from. Keep strong.

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Rodney Dale Feet
20 months ago

Thanks for being a volunteer firefighter. The world needs more people like you.

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Edgar Bowen
17 months ago

Thank you for your service.

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Gregory Parr
19 months ago

To Shawn, Thank you for your service & selflessness in trying to help out a brother firefighter. By doing so, you embody the true noble spirit of our calling. To Ken & family, my sympathy, prayers & well wishes. Take care of your family & continue in our fine noble tradition, with an empathy & compassion that only a victim & survivor of loss & unfairness can harness. Use it for good & to effect change & grace. When doing this job right we are only one color, true blue & only one race, human. God Bless & protect us all. -26yr retired Veteran. 58 Eng. FDNY

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Anonymous
20 months ago
$75
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20 months ago
Robert Moynihan
20 months ago

I am the father of Shawn Moynihan. I have never been prouder of my son. He set up this go fund me account to help a brother fire fighter. He has never met Ken Walker and are not friends on face book . Do we have to be friends to want to help somebody in need that's what fire fighters do.

+ Read More
Jennifer Fitzgerald
20 months ago

Anyone not wishing to donate please just move along.this family has just fell victim to hate crime in this ugly world we are living in. They've lost their home, pets and are living in fear. Please understand if you are not part of the solution then you are part of the problem.prayers to this family from mine and thank you Ken for risking your life to save ours everyday

+ Read More
Chris W
20 months ago

I'm a fellow firefighter along with several others that work next to Ken he's an outstanding firefighter and an amazing human being let's keep this going let's show thiscoward targeting Ken he's not alone!!! YOU MESS WITH ONE YOU GET US ALL!!!!

+ Read More
Khirsten Johnson
20 months ago

Debbie , how about the fact that this man lost his home , pets and valuables ... Because of hate.... Yes he has a job .. But apparently you're unaware how much it cost too have to start over . when you weren't preparing for it

+ Read More
Yusef Myrick
20 months ago

As a military veteran one thing that I can attest to (and I see it here) is that BROTHERHOOD starts with SERVICE. Shawn, I can tell by your efforts that you consider Ken a brother, you see past everything else and I commend you for doing this! Break the barriers and the chains racism and ignorance, by learning and valuing humanity for what it is. Vehemently oppose anything less than that.

+ Read More
Adam Logan
20 months ago

Monday this man recieved a vulgar hate letter in his mailbox, stating essentially that black men are not welcome to be firefighters in NT and threatening him to resign before the end of the week "or else". Today they torched his apartment and altogether 4 apartments suffered serious damage. This go fund me is to help Ken and his family recoup as much as possible after all of their belongings were damaged in that fire. This man is a volunteer firefighter in North Tonawanda who needs and more than deserves our help and support. He has a young family, I do believe 3 children (I could be wrong on that number) and a wife. He puts his life on the line for our community, please help show him that this is not acceptable in our back yard and we are behind him 100% by donating what you are able. Thank you Ken for your service. I am so sorry this is happening to you and your family.

+ Read More
Sean Lewis
20 months ago

Hi, I am a licensed real estate agent and would like to find Mr. Walker a house free of charge. I will donate my commission to this page.

+ Read More
Chris W
20 months ago

OK LISTEN!! To all of you who keep posting that Ken doesn't want a go fund me page blah blah etc...... this may be true but put yourself in his shoes he is a proud father/ firefighter trying to take care of his family and get through a hard time would you want anyone to help you or would you do everything you can to help your family? YES he said he doesn't want a go fund me or money from anyone but this man lost EVERYTHING sometimes we don't realize we need help or are to proud to accept it. I am one of his fellow firefighters and I understand where his pride is coming from we are made to protect and care for others that's what we're trained to do but sometimes even as strong as we are we have to take help where help is given. This doesn't make one weaker or less of a man etc...... That being said this campaign should continue to grow. To the questions of legitimacy go fund me insures strict guidelines including entering of several forms of personal information and states in its contracts that shall it be known the funds not be delivered to proper person legal actions will be enforced etc..... However if you do still feel uncomfortable you can always as said come down to Gratwick Hose fire hall 110 Ward Rd North Tonawanda NY 14120 on this Sunday Aug 7th between 10-2 to give donations of any sort to Ken and His Family

+ Read More
Meighan Peifer
20 months ago

Hi, I live in the 12th safest city in the country. I have an extra home Mr. Walker and his family can utilize until they get on their feet again. Please move here to the midwest. We have plenty of firefighter positions open here.

+ Read More
Reb Appeal
20 months ago

We would love to donate lots of Hi-Tech Gear- hoodies & tees- for Ken, if that's possible. Thank you!

+ Read More
Jon Hummel
20 months ago

Thank you to all of you for your amazing generosity and support. My niece and nephew are so overwhelmed by the love and well wishes. They are courageous through this battle and suffered great loss. May God Bless You All and Your Families!!! Thank you

+ Read More
Holly Joy
20 months ago

Ken Walker may be saying that he doesn't want to burden people, but one of the reasons I donated was to protest hate and prejudice. I want my few bucks to show that I will stand against acts of violence. So, it's not just about helping Ken and his family. It's about taking a stand of my own. BTW: I'm so happy to have an easy way to donate. I know that GoFundMe charges fees, but my guess is that more people donate when they can follow a link and quickly pay. People also want to be part of something they can watch grow and spread, which will ultimately mean more money for this worthy cause. Donate in a way that makes you comfortable. There is a lot of satisfaction in seeing people stand together--even if it's in cyberspace! Kudos to Shawn for setting it up, and to Ken and his family: you have the support of more people than you know or can imagine.

+ Read More
Dave OBrien
20 months ago

North Tonawanda Police Department 12 mins · Please don't post links to Go Fund Me. Please do all of your donations through Gratwick Fire Department. GoFundMe will deduct a 5% fee from each of your donations, and you’ll also be charged a 2.9% + $0.30 fee from WePay for each payment you request. As an example: If you raise $10,000 during your GoFundMe campaign, the company will keep $500, and you’ll be charged an additional $300 in processing fees to complete payment (assuming you only request it once). This means that on a $10,000 campaign, you’ll end up receiving $9,200 after everything is said and done. Any links will be removed from this page.

+ Read More
John Lapham
20 months ago

Gratwick Hose (Kens company) will accept any and all donations on Sun from 10-2pm. 110 Ward Rd North Tonawanda. 100% of all donations will go to the family.

+ Read More
CV
Cindy Valleley
20 months ago

To anyone who might question the legitimacy of this campaign: I understand the hesitance and skepticism. I even called the fire company to verify this is a valid GoFundMe. However, being too impatient to wait for a return call (and knowing the likelihood they're under an avalanche of voicemails), it only took a few minutes of vetting online through trustworthy news outlets to determine that Mr. Moynihan's campaign is the real deal. Thank you, Shawn, for starting this for the Walker family. Love really is the best way to conquer hate. I know how wonderful the Buffalo-area people are, having lived there for six years. You've given us a chance to show appreciation for Mr. Walker's bravery and love for his dear family.

+ Read More
Richard Robinson
20 months ago

Donald Trump has unfortunately unleashed a whole bunch of racists in this country. Yesterday I met Daniel Webster a Republican running for congress in Florida. He asked me for my vote this Nov. and I told him I could not give him my vote because there were too many racists in his party. I went on to say I don't think all Republicans are racists but if you are a racists the Republican Party is your party. To my surprise he replied you are right.

+ Read More
Larry Kuebler
20 months ago

Anything for a brother volunteer fireman !!

+ Read More
David J. Alvalle
20 months ago

I hope to God this money is seriously going to the Walker family.. I just saw one gentlemen say the person who created this page is not friends with Kenneth nor knows him and there are 2 other Go Fund Me pages for Kenneth Walker and since I don't feel comfortable donating to this page I will and encourage others to donate at his fire dept. on Sunday from 10am - 2pm at Gratwick Hose Fire Department at 110 Ward Rd., North Tonawanda.

+ Read More
Jill S. Mailler
20 months ago

Nobody should ever have to go through what this man and his family are going through. It does not matter what color we are on the outside- we all bleed red. Thank you for all you do. I hope they find out soon who is doing this. We had a fire in our home 2-1/2 years ago. It is a very devasting thing and takes a long time to recover from. Keep strong.

+ Read More
Rodney Dale Feet
20 months ago

Thanks for being a volunteer firefighter. The world needs more people like you.

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