Caring for the Connors
After the Connor family of West Fargo lost their home to a fire, the community surrounded them with love and support.
Shad and Heidi Connor and family
It was about noon on a summer day when a neighbor called Heidi Connor at work with the news that her house was on fire, and someone had kicked in the door to try and rescue their pets.
“When I got there, there were so many people,” Heidi remarks. “I just remember people and firetrucks everywhere. That’s when it hit that our home really was on fire.”
The home was a total loss, and investigators were unable to determine the fire’s cause.
Jonathan Skauge saw the home’s address in news reports and realized it belonged to one of his neighbors. As he drove past the home and saw the charred remains, he knew he wanted to donate his Pay It Forward funds to the Connor family. Four more employees joined him to give a group donation.
The Connors’ neighbors also threw a block party to raise money for the family.