Killenbeck Family House Fire Relief

Dearest Upstate New York,

Our very own Donald Killenbeck Family suffered a horrible house fire April 7, leaving the family with the clothes on their backs and spirits broken. After local fire crews rushed to the home, hours later things were still smoldering. 

Donald, Donna, Betsy, Adam, Donnie and Katie, are like us, father, mother, daughter, son, friend, colleague, and local. They have helped warm our homes, pull us from ditches, and provided an ear over coffee.

Currently the family is planning on rebuilding, and it's a real possibility that this will take an extended period of time. While the details are still unclear, one thing is very clear: The Killenbeck family will need a ton of support for the next year as they recover. 

During this time, we ask all within our great  community to come to their aid in hopes of easing the physical, emotional, and financial burden as they move through the rebuilding process over the next year.

Even with insurance, the financial hardship could be insurmountable. In addition to assisting with daily necessities lost, we hope to provide enough support to maintain the basic necessities for the household.

Our goal is to grant at least $500 a month towards new expenses incurred by the fire. This amount will not cover all of the family's new expenses, but will contribute towards the following:

Lost Clothing
Lost Tools/Equipment 

And extra assistance such as:
Increased Utility Costs
Other Incidentals

It really takes a village, and any contributions will have a lasting impact on this family. We understand not everyone can contribute monetarily, so please let us know if you can offer support in other ways.

Of course, any thoughts, prayers, shares, and all around good vibes are welcome and needed! Thank you for the consideration and support as we try to put the pieces back together here.

Much Love,
Team Killenbeck
  • Donna Alden 
    • $40 
    • 48 mos
  • Nan Schaller 
    • $50 
    • 48 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $500 
    • 48 mos
  • Anthony Paulk 
    • $20 
    • 48 mos
  • John Bagdovitz 
    • $100 
    • 48 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Frank Velez 
Mannsville, NY
Adam Killenbeck