First Responders Who Lost Their Home


My name is Ellie St. Germain and I am the wife toSeth St. Germain who is the Assistant Fire Chief of Grand Lake Fire. The Grand Lake Fire Department has become a family and this tragedy has hit us right in the heart.

This past week has been devastating to many, many families. The East troublesome Fire ripped through the heart of Grand Lake and took homes left and right. Eight of those homes belonged to the first responders that gave all their energy, sleep and time to protect their community against this tragedy. 

Nothing we can say or do will bring their homes back, but what we can do is help get them on their feet and rebuild their future. All proceeds will be split to the 8 first responders who have lost their homes. 

Through this upcoming week, myself as well as other designated members will form a committee specifically for the donations raised for the first responders. Through the committee, we will opena separate bank account with only 2 authorized users (Fire Chief Kevin Ratzmann and Asst. Fire Chief Seth St. Germain) who will disperse all of the funds to the 7 first responders, to use for insurance deductibles, mortgage payments, down payment on a new home, or any other expenses that arise after such a tragedy. 

Thank you so much for your generosity. 


Ellie Ruby St. Germain
Grand Lake, CO

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