• Donations sought for Barnett family
     | December 01,2012

    BARRE — Working with members of a family whose Barre Town home was destroyed in a Wednesday morning fire, a local credit union has created a way for people to make financial contributions.

    Susan Poczobut, chief executive officer of Granite Hills Credit Union, said donations to assist Damian Barnett, his partner, Kaysie Breer, and their four children, who range in age from 6 months to 10 years, can be dropped off at either of the credit union’s two branches or mailed to one of them.

    Poczobut said donations will be accepted at both the Barre branch, at 328 N. Main St., and the branch in Montpelier, at 1 National Life Drive.

    Cash will be accepted, and checks should be made payable to Barnett’s mother, Kim Menard, with a reference to “Damian Barnett” in the memo line. Donations can be mailed to the Barre branch: Granite Hills Credit Union, 328 N. Main St., Barre, VT 05641.

    Barnett and his family lost their Phelps Road home and virtually all of their belongings in a fire that started in the basement and quickly spread to the rest of the two-story contemporary log cabin. The cause and origin of the fire remain unknown, but it is not believed to be suspicious.

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