Gerald and Barb Sprosty house fire

$675 of $10k goal

Raised by 15 people in 8 days
Donna Reed
on behalf of Barb Sprosty
 PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, WI








Barb and Gerald Sprosty lost everything they own in a house fire that started in their sun room due to an electical issue along with 2 pets.  They need everything from furniture to forks.  Please find it in your hearts to help them out beings Barb is not in good health and her son also has issues.  The entire house is wet and smoke damaged and are now being put up in a hotel here in Prairie du Chien, WI .  Gerald has to return to work on Wednesday and Barb can't do everything on her own.  Thank you kindly for any kind of donation or article of furniture , clothing , food or any daily products you would use yourself on a daily basis.  They just got news that the cats won't live without oxygen now so very depressed.  Here are their clothes sizes  Gerald is 38 x 32 pants,  XL shirts , Barb is 2/3 or 3/4 pants , S /M shirts and their son is 32 x 34 pants and L shirts.  I surely hope there is help for my friends.  God Bless you all.  Here is our local newspaper cover story;    

Two members of the Prairie du Chien Street Department may have saved the lives of four people sleeping in a house that caught fire Monday morning. 

Street Department employees Dirk Steiner and Rich Stovey were working near the residence at 710 N. Wacouta Ave. when they noticed the fire and called the Prairie du Chien Fire Department. Neighbors called the fire department at about the same time, approximately 8:45 a.m. Steiner and Stovey pounded on the front door of the residence and woke up the mother. Three children were also sleeping in the house, including the son, a cousin and a friend.

Fire Chief Harry Remz said that nobody was hurt as a result of the fire, but two of the four cats at the residence died.

Remz said the three-season room at the back of the house is a total loss and there was extensive smoke damage throughout the house. The siding on the house also was damaged heavily. Remz noted that the house had vinyl siding which is made of petroleum products which burn very extensively.

The house to the north of the residence where the fire occurred sustained minor damage. Remz said the house to the south had damage to its siding as well as smoke damage.

The fire department was called back to the scene by a neighbor at about 12:30 p.m. to put out some smoldering.

Assisting the Prairie du Chien Fire Department were Tri-State Ambulance, Crawford County Emergency Management, and the Prairie du Chien Police, Water and Street departments. The American Red Cross, the Salvation Army, the Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter, and Crawford County Human Services assisted the family in finding a place to stay and in getting vouchers for clothing, toiletries, medication and many other items that were damaged because of the fire.
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Update 9
Posted by Donna Reed
3 days ago
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This is the video that a neighbor took with her phone at the end of the alley. I am so glad i didn't see this myself or I would of been totally freaking out ! I am waiting for my donations to come in and making note if you have things like silverware, kitchen towels , utensils , the basics that would be great also. Just passing this on for the Sprosty's !
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Update 8
Posted by Donna Reed
3 days ago
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This is amazing , only 14 people and we are this much already !! Thank you to all again that have made donations ! Bless you !
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Update 7
Posted by Donna Reed
5 days ago
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From back of the house all the way to the front door it's soot and wet !
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Update 6
Posted by Donna Reed
5 days ago
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More pictures
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Lora Freeman Williams
6 days ago
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Do you have an address I can send boxes of items to for Barb and family?

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Serena Lindner
2 days ago

I met this couple at the Country Inn and Suites this weekend! My heart aches for them and the memories they have lost. I left a donation with them. I hope things start to get better and easier to handle. Gerald and Barb, you are both in my prayers along with your son. I'm so sorry you are going through this.

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$675 of $10k goal

Raised by 15 people in 8 days
Created April 17, 2017
Donna Reed  
on behalf of Barb Sprosty
$50
Denise VanVooren
6 days ago
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4

Will keep you in my prayers

$100
Lora, John and Isaac Freeman Williams
6 days ago
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3

Sending love and prayers.

MW
$50
Maria Wegmann
7 days ago
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3

Prayers...

JD
$25
J D
7 days ago
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3

I hope this will help kick off this fundraiser.

$25
Joanne Peterson-Brooks
3 days ago
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I'll try to get some clothes & household things together, too. I will keep you in my prayers.

$50
Marge Cahak Gibson
2 days ago

So sorry for the loss for this family, but grateful all people were able to get out without injury. Please know they are in our thoughts.

MS
$35
Michelle Schaefer
5 days ago
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$20
Amber and Erik Jerrett
5 days ago
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3
$30
Anonymous
7 days ago
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3
$50
Anonymous
7 days ago
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Lora Freeman Williams
6 days ago
2
2

Do you have an address I can send boxes of items to for Barb and family?

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Serena Lindner
2 days ago

I met this couple at the Country Inn and Suites this weekend! My heart aches for them and the memories they have lost. I left a donation with them. I hope things start to get better and easier to handle. Gerald and Barb, you are both in my prayers along with your son. I'm so sorry you are going through this.

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