Fire Destroyed Thornsen's Home

On Wednesday, March 21st, Larry (Bo) and Nancy (Marking) Thornsen's house in Madison, WI,  started on fire.  Nancy and the two children were at school and work.  Bo was home with their two dogs, Cookie and Ursula.  They are now staying in a hotel and looking for short term rentals for the 4 of them and the 2 dogs.  It appears that they will be in temporary housing for up to 4 months.  They have only the clothes on their back and those they have been able to purchase since the fire.  In addition to money for short term housing, they need funds for clothes, food, medication, etc.  None of them had any electronic devices with them other than their cell phones.  Imagine leaving the house one morning and going to work or school and that is all you have to start over.


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  • Anu Ebbe 
    • $100 
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  • Michelle Donofrio 
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  • Diana Pratt 
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Fundraising team: Thornsen Collective (3)

Martha Marking 
Madison, WI
Nancy Thornsen 
Karen Kipp 
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