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GoFundMe: Fire Support ‘Incredible’

Published: January 12, 2016 1:37 pm ET

Last Comment: January 12, 2016 2:26 pm ET | 1 Comment(s) | Jump to Comments

It has been shown time and time again that support pours in when harness racing industry participants are in need. The industry itself is well aware of it, but now officials at GoFundMe are seeing horse racing's generosity first hand.

It has taken just seven days for the official GoFundMe page that was set up to help those decimated by the tragic barn fire at Classy Lane Training Centre to pass the $224,000 mark in donations.

The Central Ontario Standardbred Association set up the page (for complete info, click here) and the support has, obviously, been enormous – in so much that officials with GoFundMe are overwhelmed with the response that they have seen to the initiative.

GoFundMe officials have told Trot Insider that the official barn fire fund is currently among the top five most successful GoFundMe campaigns in Canada’s history.

"The fire that took place at the Classy Lane Stables is beyond heartbreaking. It is incredible to see the sheer amount of support that has taken place on the GoFundMe campaign,” said GoFundMe's media director, Kelsea Little. “The GoFundMe Team is thinking of all those affected during this incredibly difficult time."

In addition to the GoFundMe account, individuals associated with all aspects of the horse racing industry have stepped forward with many other initiatives. To read more about some of those initiatives, click the associated links which appear below.

Support Continues For Fire Victims
Sharpe Farm Supplies Stepping Up
Update: Stallion Auction For Classy Lane
Sorella, Alagna, Partners Step Up
Horsepeople Mobilizing After Fire
More Support Pledged To Fire Victims
Lakeshore Steps Up For Fire Victims
Maritime Support For Fire Victims
WEG Donates Initial $10,000 To Fund

January 12, 2016 - 2:26 pmIsn't that wonderful. And the

Peggy Powell SAID...

Isn't that wonderful. And the government didn't know how to deal with people like us. Honesty and Compassion are foreign domains to many of them. I am glad to be in the Standardbred horse business today and every day. It is a way of life that most will never understand. They don't know what they are missing. Give yourselves a pat on the back and be a proud member of the harness racing industry. Again my condolences go out to every one suffering from the aftermath of this disaster.


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