A clearing house site is being established for van Dijk family needs; Fundraisers listed

(Fremont County, Wyo.) – A number of efforts are underway to raise funds for the van Dijk family, who lost two children and their home in a tragic fire south of Lander earlier this week.

• An authorized site has been established to coordinate efforts for fundraising and support for the van Dijks. We will post events, volunteer needs, specific and general needs for the family and more as we become aware of them. People may contact Camilla Whitman at (307) 438-9514 or email whitman.camilla@gmail.com with information. The address for the site is: https://www.lotsahelpinghands.com/c/718819/

According to information posted so far, at this time the family needs are ones of support and love. Of course many things will be needed that are just unknown at this time. If you want to donate money, an account is set up at Central Bank and Trust (tel:307-332-4730). We know you may have items you want to donate, and ways you want to help. At this time multiple rooms full of items have been donated and only monetary donations will be accepted. If you want to help, know that no donation is too small and all donations add up to an amazing amount of support.

Also…

• Tonight, Friday, July 18, 2014 @ 6pm, Mammoth Music in Riverton will be hosting a benefit for the Feike van Dijk’s family. We will have a stage set up right out in front of the store. Anyone interested in performing is welcome!!! So far we do have some performances lined up by Ben Brown, Jon Cox, and a local band called the Pistoleros. Feike is one of the members of the band Fluffy Buffalo. Please come and show your support for him and his family during the night cruise. Right here on Main Street, Riverton. 

• Cassandra McLeod: We are doing a fundraiser for the Van Dijk family on Saturday at the Inn at Lander at 3 p.m. It will be a two part fundraiser- first we have a class scheduled to teach about essential oils and will be charging $5 admission for the class. We will be selling product there as well. (All money collected will go to the family). We will also be holding a raffle for items that local businesses have donated (Wild Iris, Gannett Peak Sports, Hello the House, Tony’s, Jamberry and more). Raffle tickets will be $1. If people can not attend we will be selling the raffle tickets through email and online as well. For information: 80-577-5861.

• Bill’s Quality Auto Glass will donate all sales on Tuesday, July 22 for windshields, detailing and chip repairs and $100 from each insurance claim.

• Saturday, July 26th at 11 a.m. at Crossfit Lander: A team of four will be put together to complete a one rep max of an Olympic lift per person. Sponsors will be found and welcome to donate money per pound lifted. After the lifting is done, donations received from businesses will be raffled for $5 a ticket or three for $10. All proceeds will go to the van Dijk family. Donators are more than welcome to contact Joseph Gonzales at joeyg_117@hotmail.com.

 

Fundraising reports:

• Sweet Intentions sold 17 dozen cupcakes Friday morning totaling $455 to donate to the family.

• Kloie raised $120.89 for the van Dijk family with her snow cone stand Thursday afternoon in Lander.

 

Future Events: 

• A benefit Poker Run is being planned for the 30th of August, it will be held near Thermopolis. At this time, they are in need of cans of beans for the dinner that evening. All other food items have been donated.  If you can collect cans of beans or just have some to donate, please contact Chrissy LeBeau at csplash15@gmail.comMore details will follow soon.

• Kirbie Despain: A benefit dinner for the van Dijk family is being planned for September 13 at Saint Margaret’s Church in Riverton.  There will be a silent auction and a live auction at the event, plus a dessert auction during dinner. We are looking for donations for all the auctions. People can contact Whitney at 307-851-0894 or Kirbie at 307-851-5797.

 

 

6 Comments

  1. Becky Scott

    I Love how our community pulling together for this family !! Everyone is being sooo Amazing !! And Full Blown Mosey is playing for the poker run on Aug 30!!!

  2. Whitney Forbis-Rota

    ATTENTION: DUE TO OVERWHELMING COMMUNITY SUPPORT FOR THE VAN DIJK FAMILY THE BENEFIT HAD TO BE MOVED TO A BIGGER VENUE AT A LATER DATE DUE TO BOOKING RESRICTIONS. THE BENEFIT WILL NOW BE HELD ON SEPTEMBER 27th AT THE FREMONT COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS IN THE FREMONT CENTER! SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE THIS MAY HAVE CAUSED!!! Please help spread the word!! Any questions please message me or call 851-0894

  3. Cassandra McLeod

    A big thank you to everyone that attended my fundraiser on Saturday! We have collected $600 so far and a lot of the people who won gift cards donated them back to the family. Feeling so blessed to live in a community with such thoughtful, kind people! I'm going to continue donating all proceeds from sales through the end of the month. You can order at my website http://mydoterra.com/cassiesoils or send me a message and we can discuss how/what to order.

  4. Misti Best-Haase

    There is a benefit raffle being held. We are raffling off a Wyoming bucking horse area rug. The rug is valued at 500.00. Raffle tickets can be bought for 5.00 each at 546 Main Street or through contacting Misti at 332-9100. There is a facebook event page set up for this with more information. Van Dijk benefit raffle. Wyoming bucking horse area rug The drawing will be held August 1st

  5. Viki Roybal

    This is a true showing of a wonderful communtiy.

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