Will & Brad's House Burnt Down

At 5AM on Sunday morning, 9/24/17, my brother's house caught fire. It started outside and hit a gasline which in turn blew up the entire house. Flames were spewing into his room. It's an actual miracle that Will and his roommate weren't there and that everyone is OK.


Will, like his roommate Brad Simmons, (and a few other tenants: Eric Shaffer, Jerry Dillard, & Chris Martinez) lost everything in the fire. His mattress, his clothes, his shoes, his watches, his food, his kitchen utensils, his TV, his golf clubs, etc. 


They are still searching for their loving, boisterious, black cat named Rowdy. If you see this cat, please let Brooke Baker or Will Cooper know:


I know his loss is worth thousands and thousands of dollars, but please give what you can to just help him get back on his feet. He is staying on his friend's couch for now and has literally nothing. As his little sister, I know he is so well loved and I just want to give him a donation from everyone to show him that we care. I cannot imagine what it feels like to lose everything like this. Even if you'd just give him a solid hug if you see him, please make him feel taken care of in this hard time. He may hate me for doing this, but I think it's a great way to show how supportive his friends and family are.

I'm extending this donation to help Brad Simmons also get back on his feet. Neither of them had renters insurance and completely lost everything. Brad has been Will's best friend since the beginning of time and always a kind friend to me. Please help both of them.

  • Laura Mullins 
    • $25 
    • 47 mos
  • Aubrey Bland 
    • $15 
    • 47 mos
  • Lela Shipman 
    • $100 
    • 47 mos
  • Katie Wall 
    • $100 
    • 47 mos
  • Rebecca Schellhorn 
    • $50 
    • 47 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Caitlin Cooper 
Organizer
Fayetteville, AR
Will Cooper 
Beneficiary
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