Two fundraisers are planned for Tom and Marsha Jordan
who lost their business "Oneida Boat
Works" to a fire on April 30.
If you can help by hanging posters, donating raffle items, selling raffle tickets, or helping to set up, clean up, cook or serve food, call Tom Junior: 715-212-6379 or email email@example.com
Oneida Boat Works was an antique boat restoration business.
Destroyed in the blaze were business records, boating memorabilia, many family heirlooms, a life-long collection of antiques, irreplaceable photos, machinery, tools, and many items that were priceless to the family. Approximately 10 rare, antique wooden boats were also destroyed and two others damaged. Total loss is estimated in excess of $300,000.
Along with the building, the family's livelihood went up in smoke. With no building, machinery, or tools, Tom has no means of making a living till the business is up and running again; and that could be quite a while.
According to reports, a brush fire started
in a wooded area; and 20-mile-an-hour
winds quickly spread the blaze from the woods onto the Jordans' property.
Flames engulfed the building within minutes. The business could not be
saved. The home did sustain some damage, but fire fighters were able to save the dwelling; and no
one was injured in the fire.
Volunteers to do the following:
If you can help in any way, call Tom
This gas grill will be raffled at the benefit. (click picture to enlarge it)
Tickets are $5 each or three for $10. To order by mail, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope with your check to:
Photo below: Tom Jordan Sr. and
grandson Cobi working on a Chris Craft boat.
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