A Connecticut restaurant is reaching out to the public to help one of their chefs who lost his son in a tragic fire on Tuesday morning.
J. Timothy’s Taverne, in Plainville, started a GoFundMe page for the family of 11-year-old Cade Townsend IV, who died in a fire that broke out at a home in New Britain on East Street early Tuesday morning.
Cade was a fifth grade student at Chamberlain Elementary School.
On Wednesday, the restaurant posted on its Facebook page saying the boy’s father, Cade Townsend III, is a chef at the restaurant.
Because the family’s home, and all of their belongings were lost in the fire, the restaurant started the fundraising page, trying to collect $5,000.
On Wednesday afternoon, there was already over $4,000 raised.
The restaurant posted on its Facebook page that all of the donations raised will go to the family.
It also wrote that there will be information soon about how people can donate clothing and non-perishable food items to the family.
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The cause of the fire still remains under investigation. There were 11 people who escaped the fire.
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