MAYER, MN – The home of Brian and Sarah Grimm in Mayer caught fire during early morning storms July 28.
The family was sleeping when lightning struck the roof of the home, and started it on fire at 6:10 a.m., according to Mayer Fire Chief Rod Maetzold. “A neighbor saw their house on fire, and ran over to tell them,” Maetzold said. “Everyone made it out safely.”
Read more in the Aug. 3 issue of Herald Journal.
UPDATE 7-28-15: It has come to our attention volunteers are seeking donations for the family. See a request from volunteers below:
The morning of July 28, Sarah, Brian, Andrew (5th grader), and Lauren (2nd grader) Grimm of Mayer experienced a home fire. They are all safe but they have essentially lost everything. Volunteers are asking the community to pull together to support this Watertown-Mayer family with donations. The Matertown-Mayer Elementary school will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. today (Tuesday, July 28), Wednesday, July 29, and Thursday, July 30. Donations may be taken to the school and volunteers will sort them and take them to the family. Donations can be dropped off in the foyer area along the wall. Gift cards can be turned in to the office.
Items needed include:
Women’s size 12 pants and size large shirts
Mens 32×32 pants and medium shirts
Boys size 12 clothing (interested in all sports)
Boys shoes 9.5
Girls size 8 clothing
Girls shoes size 3-4
Toiletries (deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, etc)
Toys – Andrew loves legos (all of his melted)
Gift Cards (these are often a great support because the family can use it for hotel stays, food, etc).
There is also a drop off point at Katherine Scotting’s house. 1216 Meadow Parkway, Mayer.
The public is asked to respect the privacy of the family during this time of need.