We friends of the Brandtjens also want to encourage support for the family of Jeff Jeanetta, the other man who was lost in the construction accident. Please consider donating to his fund here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/trench-collapse Thank you for your generosity.
His name is William, also known as Billy. He just graduated high school from Saint Thomas Academy and will be attending the University of Minnesota to study Mechanical or Civil Engineering, in the Fall of 2022. On Friday, June 17 at around 3:00 p.m. Billy's father died in a tragic accident during a construction project in the Highland Park community of St. Paul, Minnesota.
Billy's dad was incredibly supportive, attending every one of his football games and choir concerts. He was also Billy's only guardian, living with his son and his dog Caesar in a house in Highland Park. Billy and his dad were in the process of moving houses and were looking forward to a new home. Now, things are uncertain for Billy, both in his financial and day-to-day aspects of life.
The Saint Thomas Academy community is asking for support for our Cadet brother Billy. Billy is in dire need of financial help to pay for funeral, educational, and living expenses. Any amount is greatly appreciated and will help to ensure a better future for this kind, thoughtful young man. Thank you for your consideration