Help The Powell/Place Family

$17,337 of $35k goal

Raised by 181 people in 33 months

"If the people we love are stolen from us, the way to have them live on is to never stop loving them."

Trey Powell is a professional fitness trainer at Jesse James Fit in Flower Mound, Texas. For several years now, Trey has devoted his life to helping his clients improve their quality of life, recover from injuries or accidents, gain confidence, and promote longevity. Trey is well-loved by his clients, friends, and coworkers.

On March 19th, Trey Powell lost his step-father, Jeffrey Place, and youngest brother, Steven Powell, and their family dog, Cam, in a cold-blooded murder. 
Official: Father, stepson dead in Poconos shooting - WFMZ

We are coming together as a community to help Trey and his family piece things back together and take care of themselves. We are raising money to cover funeral arrangements as well as any other expenses that may come up during this devastating time.

Trey and his father, Tony Powell, are currently in Philadelphia supporting Trey's mother, Wendy, and the rest of their family.

Anyone that knows Trey knows that he is the most kindhearted person you will ever meet. He works his hardest to provide support and love for his family and his friends - in the 10+ years that he has been involved with the Jesse James Fit family he has changed the lives of everyone he has met. Now it is our turn to take care of Trey and his family. All proceeds will go directly to the family. 

Thank you in advance for your kindness. It is very much appreciated. Please keep Trey and his family in your thoughts and prayers.


Jeffrey A. Place - April 23, 1959-March 19th, 2014



Steven W. Powell - July 7, 1983 - March 19, 2014



Cam - March 19, 2014


May Jeffrey Place and Steven Powell rest in peace.



Recent Articles
3/22 - Far-flung community steps up to aid family of Eldred murder victims - Pocono Record
3/22 - Fund set up to help Eldred shooting vitcims' family - Times News
3/22 - Texas community steps up to help family of Poconos shooting victims
3/24 - Fund set up for family who lost two to shooting in Edlred Twp. - Times News

+ Read More
Update 7
Posted by Jesse James Fit
32 months ago
Over $17,000 raised. Thank you all so much - I know that the Powell/Place family appreciates this.
Please keep sharing this link - we are almost at 50% of the goal!
+ Read More
Update 6
Posted by Jesse James Fit
33 months ago
"It is under the greatest adversity that there exists the greatest potential for doing good, both for oneself and others."

As of today, we have raised $14,462. I'm proud of the progress we have made and excited to see what awaits us in the next couple of days. I have been doing a lot of interviews with news stations and it really makes me happy to see how much attention this story is getting.

I have updated the fundraising page with links to all recent articles regarding this fundraiser as well as the obituaries for Jeff and Stevie.

I can't say it enough but I'll sure try - thank you for all of your help. Thank you for the phone calls, the emails, the donations, the exposure... All of it.
Jesse Leyva, Tony Powell, & Trey Powell
+ Read More
Update 5
Posted by Jesse James Fit
33 months ago
Thank you WFMZ for publishing this! From what I hear, there will be a more in-depth story featured soon.

http://m.wfmz.com/texas-community-steps-up-to-help-family-of-poconos-shooting-victims/25105972
+ Read More
Update 4
Posted by Jesse James Fit
33 months ago
I'm so proud of the progress we have made towards this goal! This is the touching story of Steven and Jeffrey's heroic acts and the fundraiser on the front page of the Pocono Record today.
Pocono Record 3/22/14
+ Read More
Read a Previous Update
Help spread the word!
 1.2K total shares
Wendy Place
32 months ago

I meant he needed to kill my family not help them;

+ Read More
Wendy Place
32 months ago

thank you everyone who has help us, prayed for us . We are slowing healing will take time and I miss them so much but I know they are watching over us and I have some peace in my heart knowing they are together. The guys who did this said he don't know why that they were both great guys just that he heard a voice that said he needed to help my family but we are strong and they will not knock us down My steve had such an amazing heart he would help anyone especially the old couple across the street. He collected everything from nascar to bobble heads and lighters. His favorite thing was his john deere took better care of it then most people take care of their cars. And what can I say about my husband he was so good, zhe could fix or build anything from club house for the grand kids to furniture and he loved his koi pond and I will make sure I take care of them. just want to thank everyone again for the help. It shows there is more good in this world then evil and god bless. Rip in peace Jeff, Steve and Cam

+ Read More
Wendy Place
33 months ago

I just want to thank everyone who has helped us I wish each an everyone of you would of had a chance to meet these two great guys everyone they met turned into their friend they had such big hearts and would do anything of anyone they are now my angels and I will be strong for them and make them proud and take care of hid sweet granddaughter that they loved so much and Steve always called her our little princess and I will show her all the pictures because right now she is to young to understand only 14 months old and comes to the house and say Pop Pop and looks for him. How do you tell her that he is with her always it just breaks my heart but I will not let them down RIP my sweet guys you were always my angels and will truly be miss but will always be in my heart and I just want to thank everyone and God bless all of you

+ Read More
Tony Powell
33 months ago

Maddie thank you for looking out for us. We truly do not know how much love we have around us till a tragedy happens and something like this shows us how many friends we have. Thank you to all that pray and make donations we appreciate all that you have done

+ Read More
Teresa Johnson Reitz
33 months ago

I work with Tony Powell wife JoAnn. I am deeply sorry for your loss. I'm not apart of Trey Powell community but I do care and have been praying for the family. I can't imagine the loss you've experienced but with God I know that you'll overcome in time. Good blessings be upon you guys now and in the days to come. Tony and JoAnn I love you guys.

+ Read More
Tiffany Heilaneh
33 months ago

Maddie Great job on fast acting and pulling this together for the family! I can't agree more with your comment about our loving friends we are surrounded by! You never know what each day brings and it's a blessing to know you have people that love you to aid you during a time like this. Each share and or donation is something we can do to make things brighter for them during this time of darkness.

+ Read More
Seth Gillen
33 months ago

Sorry tray for your lost very sad sorry bro.

+ Read More

$17,337 of $35k goal

Raised by 181 people in 33 months
Created March 20, 2014
KH
$50
Kim Hanlin
32 months ago
RP
$25
Regena Carter Pelham
32 months ago

I went to high school with Tony Powell. We have a wonderfully close Alumni of the 70s group, that meets for lunch bimonthly & is very supportive of our members. This tragedy weighs so heavy on my heart. I will continue to lift up this family for healing. direction & that their needs be meet in a mighty way. May God bless you & His Holy Spirit minister in life change way to you.

$5
Anonymous
32 months ago
$30
Anonymous
32 months ago
CD
$10
Claudia Dennis
32 months ago
SL
$50
Sandra Lynch
32 months ago

Prayers to you and your family.

CS
$100
Connie Schmitt
32 months ago

Our family's thoughts and prayers are with you. Connie, Francesca, Morgan & Tim Schmitt

JD
$50
Jill DeBruin
32 months ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Scott and Jill DeBruin

LL
$50
Lisa Lewis
32 months ago

Prayers for all of you! May Gods peace surround you.

JF
$100
Jeannine Feinstein
32 months ago
Wendy Place
32 months ago

I meant he needed to kill my family not help them;

+ Read More
Wendy Place
32 months ago

thank you everyone who has help us, prayed for us . We are slowing healing will take time and I miss them so much but I know they are watching over us and I have some peace in my heart knowing they are together. The guys who did this said he don't know why that they were both great guys just that he heard a voice that said he needed to help my family but we are strong and they will not knock us down My steve had such an amazing heart he would help anyone especially the old couple across the street. He collected everything from nascar to bobble heads and lighters. His favorite thing was his john deere took better care of it then most people take care of their cars. And what can I say about my husband he was so good, zhe could fix or build anything from club house for the grand kids to furniture and he loved his koi pond and I will make sure I take care of them. just want to thank everyone again for the help. It shows there is more good in this world then evil and god bless. Rip in peace Jeff, Steve and Cam

+ Read More
Wendy Place
33 months ago

I just want to thank everyone who has helped us I wish each an everyone of you would of had a chance to meet these two great guys everyone they met turned into their friend they had such big hearts and would do anything of anyone they are now my angels and I will be strong for them and make them proud and take care of hid sweet granddaughter that they loved so much and Steve always called her our little princess and I will show her all the pictures because right now she is to young to understand only 14 months old and comes to the house and say Pop Pop and looks for him. How do you tell her that he is with her always it just breaks my heart but I will not let them down RIP my sweet guys you were always my angels and will truly be miss but will always be in my heart and I just want to thank everyone and God bless all of you

+ Read More
Tony Powell
33 months ago

Maddie thank you for looking out for us. We truly do not know how much love we have around us till a tragedy happens and something like this shows us how many friends we have. Thank you to all that pray and make donations we appreciate all that you have done

+ Read More
Teresa Johnson Reitz
33 months ago

I work with Tony Powell wife JoAnn. I am deeply sorry for your loss. I'm not apart of Trey Powell community but I do care and have been praying for the family. I can't imagine the loss you've experienced but with God I know that you'll overcome in time. Good blessings be upon you guys now and in the days to come. Tony and JoAnn I love you guys.

+ Read More
Tiffany Heilaneh
33 months ago

Maddie Great job on fast acting and pulling this together for the family! I can't agree more with your comment about our loving friends we are surrounded by! You never know what each day brings and it's a blessing to know you have people that love you to aid you during a time like this. Each share and or donation is something we can do to make things brighter for them during this time of darkness.

+ Read More
Seth Gillen
33 months ago

Sorry tray for your lost very sad sorry bro.

+ Read More
Use My Facebook Account
or
Or, use your email…
Use My Email Address
By continuing, you agree with the GoFundMe
terms and privacy policy
There's an issue with this Campaign Organizer's account. Our team has contacted them with the solution! Please ask them to sign in to GoFundMe and check their account. Return to Campaign

Are you ready for the next step?
Even a $5 donation can help!
Donate Now
 Share on Facebook