Pawelski Family Fire Support Fund

On July 25, 2017, a grass fire started in Fairburn, SD and spread to the home of Pennington County Sheriff's Office CCADP employees Jim and Sharlene Pawelski. Their 26-year-old daughter, Julia, died as a result of the fire. 

Jim and Sharlene not only lost their child in this tragic fire, but also their home and all of their belongings. The money collected in this campaign will be given directly to the Pawelski's to help cover Julia's funeral costs as well as help them replace their belongings. 

This GoFundMe page is managed by co-workers of Jim and Sharlene.

Applicable links regarding the fire:
Rapid City Journal Article
KOTA News Article
Pennington County Sheriff's Office Facebook link


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  • Shirley Schroeder  
    • $50 
    • 42 mos
  • Shawn & Colette Stalder 
    • $100 
    • 42 mos
  • Kate Collins 
    • $25 
    • 42 mos
  • Phil Geenen 
    • $50 
    • 42 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 42 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Sarah Vogel 
Rapid City, SD
James Pawelski 
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