Dakota and Matt's house fire

My name is Sami. I am creating this go fund me for Dakota and Matt.
Early Easter morning their garage caught fire. It quickly spread and took EVERYTHING. They are currently living with just the clothes they had on during the time of the fire. They weren't able to take anything with them.
They had 3 cats that they were unable to get to. Xena, Millie, and Arctic. They found Xenas body and burried her where she would appreciate it. Millie and Arctic are still out there. If anyone in the Brookston area runs across them take them in. Keep them safe. They are nice beautiful cats but will more than likely be very scared. Contact Dakota ASAP. After losing everything finding the things that were most important to her would mean so much. 
Dakota is currently attending school full time while also working full time. Matt works full time. The house was contract for deed, They had almost paid it off completely. Even if you have material items that you could donate to help them rebuild their home that would also be helpful. Contact Dakota for anything like that. 
I am setting the goal at $2,500 for now but there is no limit. They are having to rebuild their lives from the ground up. If you have absolutely anything to spare it would be so appreciated. I will keep this page updated as things go by. 
Thank you so much, You have no idea how much this means to all of us.


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Organizer and beneficiary

Sam Saczko 
Cloquet, MN
Dakota Defoe 
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