Peter Radke Memorial Fund
Our friend, Michelle Klubnik Radke (BHS '85) tragically lost her husband Pete on Saturday, May 31,2014, at Huntington Beach when he sacrificed his life to save another.
Michelle is the mother of four and a person of great faith, but she will have much to deal with in the coming months. It is the purpose of this fund to help Michelle financially in this difficult time. You can donate on this site, or if you would like to donate gift cards or physical checks you can make them payable to Michelle Radke and mail them to Kelly Queen, 8299 Linton Blvd., Columbus, OH 43235. Thank you!
Today we received a very generous $500 gift to Pete's Fund from an anonymous donor. Thanks to this donor, we have now exceeded our $30,000 goal! Thank you to this kind individual and to all of the donors to Pete's Fund. Starting this fund has really reminded me of how good people are and has renewed my faith in many ways. Thank you all for your generosity, kindness and prayers for Pete's family. God bless....
I just received a $2,000 anonymous donation in the mail today from a very generous donor in Illinois. If this kind individual is viewing this site, thank you from the bottom of my heart. This single donation put us far above of our most recent $27,500 goal, so I have increased the goal to $30,000. When I started this fund, I set the original goal at $2,000. Never in my wildest imagination would I have thought that this fund would grow to the number we're at today. Thank you so much to all of the donors to this fund. You're all such wonderful people. I spoke to Michelle this weekend and she is truly humbled and grateful to all of you for keeping her and the kids in your prayers. Let's keep those prayers coming.
We are very close to reaching our $27,000 goal for Pete's Fund. Thank you to all of the contributors thus far.
I have just learned of another way you can help Pete's family. Please visit http://chn.ge/1pHcNTj and sign the change.org petition that Michelle and the kids have started. This petition calls for better warning and water safety signage in the Lake Erie Metroparks. Signing this petition just might prevent a similar tragedy from happening in the future. Thanks again everybody and have a safe weekend and upcoming 4th of July holiday.
I wept and wept over all your kind words about Pete and your words of comfort for myself and children. Each one of you, many strangers to me, have touched me to my very core and have helped me stand when I really feel like I want to curl up into a ball and go home to eternity with Pete. I will stand for my husband and continue his legacy so help me God. You have all made a difference that I can never put into words. Thank you for your generosity to my family. We are cared for beyond imagination. My love to you all.
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Thanks for doing this- let's keep the support coming for the Radke family!