Dalton DeHart Home Fire Recovery Fundraiser

On December 23, 2022, Dalton DeHart, Houston's beloved community photographer and OutSmart magazine’s staff photographer, experienced a tremendous loss when his home was destroyed by smoke and water damage from a fire in a neighboring home.

On Facebook, Dalton wrote:
"Christmas Eve was not what I had envisioned it to be. Park St. John, where I live, had a fire that destroyed 5 or 6 condos, one of which was mine. The main issue was the difficulty finding the source of the fire. Originally, the main issue that had caused extensive damage to our units was smoke and water. A bit later, a flare-up occurred between the upstairs unit and my unit, and putting the fire out caused a huge amount of additional damage. It appears the contents are a total loss. But as difficult as this is, we will maintain a positive attitude and keep right on moving forward."

We created this fundraiser to help Dalton get back on his feet as quickly as possible. He lost everything he owned in his condo, including all of his personal belongings, in addition to a lifetime of memories and antiques. Dalton’s insurance will most likely replace the big-ticket items, but we are asking for donations to help him quickly furnish a new home while his condo is being rebuilt.

If you are in a position to help, we would greatly appreciate your donation. Any unused funds will be donated to the Dalton DeHart Photographic Foundation, which continues to document our community history through photography. For more information on the foundation visit www.DaltonDeHart.com.

Additional in-person fundraisers, organized in partnership with Houston's leading LGBTQ organizations to help Dalton with his re-homing expenses, will be held in the coming months.

Dalton has always donated his time and talents to help many community organizations. He’s not usually one to ask for help, but right now, he could use our assistance.

Thank you in advance for your generous donations.

Greg Jeu, Publisher, and the Staff of OutSmart

Donations (534)

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  • Justin Haynes
    • $100 
    • 4 mos
  • Geoff Berg
    • $100 
    • 7 mos
  • Anonymous
    • $100 
    • 8 mos
  • Wes Powell
    • $100 
    • 8 mos
  • Anonymous
    • $200 
    • 8 mos
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Fundraising team (8)

Greg Jeu
Raised $6,397 from 58 donations
Houston, TX
Dalton DeHart
Jack Berger
Team member
Raised $10,800 from 73 donations
Kevin Pope
Team member
Raised $950 from 7 donations
Joanna Jackson
Team member
Raised $925 from 6 donations
Gene Mikulenka
Team member
Raised $600 from 3 donations
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