• 43°

Organizations and individuals join to support victims of Buxton fire

“Just devastating, just terrible news” was the reaction of Jennifer Fyke, the spokesperson for the Coast Guard Foundation, when she heard about the fatal fire in Buxton. Fyke said the non-profit Coast Guard Foundation would help the families of the Coast Guard families whose loved ones lost their lives or were displaced by the Friday blaze.

The foundation partners with the Coast Guard to provide resources to members and families of the service. In this instance, they can provide funding for short term housing, grants for permanent housing, essential items such as clothing and furniture and resources for the longer term health and well being of the survivors.

The Coast Guard Foundation relies on donations to fund its mission. Fyke said the families will need help for a long time. She vowed the organization will be there for the Coast Guard families over the coming weeks and months in an attempt to help make them “whole” again.

There has been an outpouring of local support since the fire. Donations to the Coast Guard Foundation can be made through their website: coastguardfoundation.org/tragedyassistance.

Cape Hatteras United Methodist Men are also assisting families displaced by the fire. Donations to CHUMM can be made on line at https://www.hatterasmethodistmen.org/ and checks can be sent to Cape Hatteras United Methodist Men, PO Box 1591, Buxton, NC 27920.

Multiple GoFundMe accounts have been created, including:

For Sarah and Tim Quigley’s children:

https://www.gofundme.com/f/support-for-kat-and-rory

For the older four Quigley children to visit father Tim:

https://www.gofundme.com/f/6tcwd-help-for-travel-expenses

For the Ramsey family:

https://www.gofundme.com/f/ramsey039s-relief-fund

For all families displaced by the fire:

https://www.gofundme.com/…/support-for-families-of-the…

For the Maisels that lived in the duplex next door:

https://gf.me/u/y54qc2

For the Nonnenmochers who lived next door:

https://www.gofundme.com/f/relief-for-the-nonnenmochers

READ ABOUT MORE NEWS AND EVENTS HERE.

RELATED:

Buxton fire claimed lives of four, county confirms

Coast Guard confirms family of active duty member unaccounted for in Buxton fire

Four people unaccounted for after early morning structure fire in Buxton

Lifestyles

River Town Christmas events planned in Columbia

Crime

Fugitive wanted in Richmond apprehended in Currituck County

Lifestyles

Santa Claus is coming to Manteo

News

Investigators look into two bodies found on Fort Bragg

Crime

Pursuit leads to two arrests in Currituck County

News

North Carolina store owner cited for discouraging masks

Crime

Police: 18-year-olds charged with assaulting couple at North Carolina mall

News

Lon Adams, Slim Jim jerky recipe creator, dies of COVID-19 complications

News

Lowack elected KDH Zoning Board of Adjustment chair; board hears from two exemption applicants

News

Virtual meeting on Rodanthe Bridge set for Thursday

Currituck

4-H project book training set

News

North Carolina to get 85,000 initial Pfizer COVID vaccine doses

News

Thirty-seven additional positive COVID-19 test results reported in Dare

Crime

FBI searches for ‘Too Tall Bandit’ suspected in 16 bank robberies

News

US appeals court rules judge wrongly halted NC voter ID

Hyde

Food box distribution Thursday for Hyde County

Lifestyles

WinterLights: Holiday displays bring a decade of cheer

Lifestyles

Free health screenings for those in fishing industry

News

State and local COVID-19 case count update; additional COVID-related death reported in Dare

News

2017 ban on local LGBT ordinances ends in North Carolina

News

Additional COVID-19 death reported in Bertie County

Crime

Deputies: Woman shot man, robbed store in North Carolina crime spree

News

Criminal record, sentence changes among new North Carolina laws

Currituck

Currituck 4-H program helps with weekend meals for students in need