GoFundMe page created for Potsdam family who lost home, belongings in fire
Friday, December 6, 2019 - 9:01 am

BY MATT LINDSEY
North Country This Week

POTSDAM — A GoFundMe page has been created to help a Potsdam family who lost their home and belongings in a Thursday night fire.

A fire at 414 State Highway 11B was reported last night shortly after 7 p.m., according to Potsdam Fire Department Assistant Chief Mark Bradish.

Bradish was unable to provide more detail about the incident because he was not on scene for much of the time. Attempts to contact Tim Jerome, Potsdam fire chief, were unsuccessful.

The St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department said it plans to send out a press release about the fire some time today.

Mary Haught and her children lived in the home.

Dallas Brown, a family friend, created the GoFundMe page to help the family recover from their loss.

So far, $20 has been raised toward a $1,000 goal.

“This evening, December 05, the Haught family had a tragic house fire,” a post on the GoFundMe page said.

“They lost everything they owned in the fire, including their house. This family has been through so much these past few years and they always help those in need when they could. They are basically family to my family as they helped raise my sister and I. It is time for our community to stand behind them in helping them recover. This close to the Christmas season, it is a tragedy!

“All money will be given to the Haught Family to help them get the basic necessities they need. Food, clothes, and of course to rebuild! Donations are greatly appreciated, if you cannot donate we understand! Please simply share, so others may help!

“Non-monetary items are being collected as well at this time. If you have anything you would like to donate to the family, you can message one of us on Facebook! Jaime Kirkey Brown is the one who is collecting items. Here are some clothing and shoes sizes that the family wears: woman’s size 18 and 10 pants, woman’s XL shirts and boys 13-14 pants an boys large shirt. Shoes sizes 7-9 woman’s and boy size 5-7.”

To donate, visit here.

North Country Now will post more information about the fire as it becomes available.