Demathdian & Jen Tate House Fire

Demathdian and Jen Tate and four children had a house fire Sunday that burned the boys' room and caused damage to the entire house.  The Tate's will be out of their house for a couple of months while the construction company strips and replaces the entire second floor interior and cleans and repairs the rest of the home. They lost all of the boys' clothes and the smoke damaged almost everything else.  Living in a hotel for a couple months with the kids will be very tough.  They have limited means to cook meals and will be forced to eat out most of the time.  Insurance will not cover these expenses during their time away from home.  

I got to know Demathdian when he volunteered to be a coach for Ankeny Junior Football 8 years ago. Since then he has volunteered year after year and spent many hours of his time teaching the game of football to boys.  Over the years,  I have gotten to know Demathdian and his family, and they have become my good friends.  Demathdian also coaches baseball and is President and CEO of Midwest Pride Athletics baseball organization.

This family is a great young family and could use your help getting through this tough time.   Anything you can donate is very appreciated.


Al & Emily Gavin


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Organizer and beneficiary

Al Gavin 
Ankeny, IA
Jennifer Tate 
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