Lukens Family Relief Fund

$378,954 of $450,000 goal

Raised by 6,283 people in 4 months
Created December 13, 2017

I am Phillip Blocklinger and I am the brother of Tracy Lukens.

A devastating fire started in the early hours of December 13, 2017 at the Lukens family home in Schwenksville PA.

Bryan, my brother-in-law, who is an Iraq War veteran and sheriff's deputy; and my sister made every effort to save their three children and the family dogs. Devastatingly my two sweet nephews and the family's dogs did not survive.

My sister's family has lost everything and nothing can replace what they have lost. However, this account was set up by a family friend with a goal to raise at least $10,000 to provide the Lukens family with some support when they are able to start piecing things back together. Whether that be money toward a new home, clothes or whatever they determine they need as they begin to recover from this tragedy.

The loss of a child is felt deeply by so many and our hearts ache for what has happened. We are so grateful for the outpouring of love and support during this difficult time. We appreciate every comment and every donation.

We have quickly surpassed the initial goal and at this point we are not going to place a cap on a goal amount.

Please continue to keep us in your thoughts and prayers. Again, I cannot express our gratitude.

Kind Regards,

Phillip Blocklinger
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I have received quite a few questions whether there is a need for clothing donations. Bryan, Tracy and Soffia have generously received all the clothing they will need at this time. If you would still like to contribute in some way please donate to this page, at any TD Bank or attend one of the upcoming fundraisers. Members of our family plan to attend each fundraiser to say thank you for all the support. Below is information and links to the fundraisers we are currently aware of.

1.) Saturday, January 20th from 5PM – 9PM
A Night For The Lukens – Valley Forge Casino Resort in Valley Forge, PA.

2.) Saturday, January 13th from 8PM - 12AM
Lukens Family Benefit – Washington Fire Co. #1 Memorial Hall in Conshohocken, PA.

3.) Friday, February 23rd from 7PM – 10PM
PV Youth Wrestling Beef and Beer Benefit for Lukens Family – Gatsby’s at The Sunnybrook Ballroom in Pottstown, PA
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Words cannot express the gratitude that we feel for the support, love and friendship our family has experienced over the past couple weeks. The outpouring of kindness and generosity has been amazing. The GoFundMe page will remain open as Bryan, Tracy and Soffia continue to piece together their new lives. We thank you for being with us during such a difficult time. Our entire family is forever grateful.
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We thank everyone for the tremendous outpouring of support! Our family is truly in awe of the generosity that is being bestowed. We appreciate your kindness more than words can express.
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This is Kyle and I wanted to post one last comment before I completely hand over the reigns to Phil for management of the fund.

This family has suffered a horrific and unthinkable tragedy and we appreciate all the sincere support we are receiving. We do appreciate and wish our best to others are suffering from their own personal issues as well.

However, this family is in pain and their focus should be squarely on healing their family. With that said, it would be greatly appreciated if those who only have a self-interest or who are self-promoting their own causes would respectfully, refrain from commenting on this page to fund their own causes.

Kind and Blessed Regards,

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Raised by 6,283 people in 4 months
Created December 13, 2017
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