Bartlett Family Fire Relief
Keith protects & serves Gainesville as a police officer & Lorretta cares for others as a nurse-- two heros who serve others daily. They have 4 children that attend Era ISD. We have the opportunity as a community to serve and care for this family in their time of loss and need as Christmas approaches. Please consider helping.
Our church family at Temple Baptist Church, Gainesville has setup a relief fund as well, and has taken care of some immediate needs with a hotel, clothing, & other necessities and will continue to take donations.
This will be a long, expensive recovery and funding is needed quickly.
- Donate items
Clothes donation sizes:
Carmen (teen) 3 or 4 or Medium pants, Medium shirt. size 9 to 9 1/2 shoes
Hannah (teen) 00 or extra small pants small shirts size 6 or 6 1/2 shoes
Morgan (teen) 3 or 4 or Med pants, medium shirts, size 8 shoes
Loretta (Mom) Large scrubs. Large or XL shirts, size 7 shoes
Kyle (12 years old) Adult small shirts, size 10 husky pants, size 4 shoes
Keith (Dad) - 34/34 pants and large shirts
Also thank you for everyone continuing to share and to Fox 4 DFW, NBC 5 DFW and all other media helping to spread the story of this family in need. Recovery continues today.
Pictures of their home as Officer Keith Bartlett and an update from 12 year old son Kyle Bartlett:
"Thanks for all of this. It has been really hard on my dad the most. I really thank you all for putting the awareness out there by sharing. Again thanks to everyone for all of this and please if you can forward this to every donor on this campaign"
- Kyle Bartlett
Statement from Temple Baptist Church, Gainesville TX -
It is extremely unfortunate that during the holiday season, on Dec 12th, a Gainesville Police officer, his wife and 5 kids would suddenly be displaced after a house fire destroyed their home. The family is safe but devastated with their lost. This Christmas season let's come together and sacrifice one present under the tree to give a financial gift to Officer Bartlett and his family.
In a joint effort to meet the needs of the Bartlett family the Gainesville Police Department (201 Santa Fe St., Gainesville, TX 76240) and Temple Baptist Church (1811 E. California St Gainesville TX 76240) are leading the efforts to help the Bartlett's overcome the loss. Temple, the Bartlett's church is accepting financial gifts, gift cards, and small items for the family, make an indication the gift is for the Bartlett Fire Relief. The Gainesville Police Department of Gainesville Texas has set up a benefit fund for the family. Simply go to any Landmark bank and make a donation to Keith or Lorretta Bartlett Fire Benefit. Thank you, so much, for meeting the needs Officer Bartlett and his family this holiday season.
From Gainesville, TX Police Department:
It is with great sadness that we are confirming the reports that Gainesville Police Officer Keith Bartlett’s home burned last night. Although the home was heavily damaged along with the loss of many of their belongings, the family escaped without injury and we are indeed thankful for that blessing. The Bartlett family is truly an asset to our community with Keith serving in law enforcement for 14 years. His wife, Loretta, also serves throughout the community as a home health nurse. The Bartlett’s and their five children are heavily involved in their congregation at Temple Baptist Church.
Words can’t express the sense of loss at this time. When a member of our law enforcement family suffers, we all suffer with them. While there is never a good time for a fire, the Christmas season makes it even more difficult. Our community has already begun to respond and the Bartlett family has already received countless clothing donations. At this point, they are overwhelmed with the clothing and they have asked everyone to hold on the clothing donations until they can sort through everything. Their current needs are listed below. For those who wish to a monetary contribution, an account has been established at Landmark Bank (940-665-8700) under the name Keith or Loretta Bartlett Fire Benefit Account. There is also a GoFundMe account that has been established under the name Bartlett Family Fire Relief.
As you can imagine, this event has been overwhelming to Bartlett family. In an effort to assist them with the relief efforts, there are two volunteers who are coordinating with the family. Gainesville Police Sergeant Jeff Serna can be reached at 940-297-9864 or Temple Baptist Church Associate Pastor Todd Stevens can be reached at 940-284-3222. Storage facilities have been secured to create a staging area for large items while the Bartlett’s search for a home.
The following items are still needed:
4. Beds (6)
5. Living room furniture
7. Dressers (6)
9. Kitchen utensils
11. Drinking glasses
We would like to thank everyone for their continued support of our law enforcement family.
Wow! Our God is moving in a huge way!
So much love and support shown for the Bartlett family. I just spoke with Keith and they are sorting through the remains now and so thankful for your help (he was speechless from your generosity). Continue to lift them up in prayer and let's keep this wave of financial help going for them.
Will someone please have Officer Bartlett contact me. My wife and I have an interior design firm in Dallas and have a warehouse full of furniture, linens and other stuff, I think we can help with some donations. We are TLC Contract Group in the Design District in Dallas. My number is 214.215.1561. God bless
GOD wrap this precious family in your loving arms. Comfort them as they have comforted so many others. Give them strength and hope as they walk this tough path to regaining NORMAL! Much Love and RESPECT from Wyoming! God bless all First Responders and Law Enforcement Officers! Thank you both for your service to your community. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers!
I just want to give Praise & Thanks to every one that helped our LEO in Blue during a time of such tragedy & Grateful they all made it out alive. Prayers for them & prayers for their dog Chico that died in the fire but I hope they find a little peace that Chico is in Rainbow Bridge where animals go & made whole again & play until his master comes & picks him up & one day they go on to Heaven together. My prayers are with you while you try & grasp everything & while they try to find a new home & prayers they will find one soon. God Bless each one of you!! Pat & Winston Humphreys Ft. Worth, Texas
For furniture you might try Big Lots. They have sofa & love seats for 699.00 & sectionals for 799.00 & recliners for 199.00 & have mattress also.
Rats, all the pants I have are too small, but I'll reach out to give the shirts. They're in very good shape.
Our prayers are with all of you! May The Lord Bless and Keep you and give you PEACE.
Does anyone know the son's clothing sizes? I have a lot of good jeans and shirts that my 10-year-old has grown out of, and I wonder if they would fit him.