The most amazing thing about living in Maine, is how Mainers rally together to help one another in times of need! Well, unfortunately, the Pinkham Family of Trenton needs the community's help after a devastating fire destroyed their home and belongings on Thursday night April 21st, despite the best efforts of the area's fire departments.

Photo Courtesy Trenton Volunteer Fire Department

A GoFundMe account has been started and in about 7 hours after being started had $725.00 of a requested $5000.00.

There is a benefit spaghetti dinner being organized next Friday, April 29th from 5 PM to 7 PM at the Trenton Elementary School. Suggested donations are $8.00 for adult and $5.00 for children. Organizers are looking for food donations. Here's the link to the Facebook event.

Donations for the family may be dropped off on Saturday, April 23rd from 3 to 4 PM at the Trenton Elementary School.

They are currently looking for Men's pants size 36x30.
Men's XL shirts and size 10.5 shoes.
Women's XL tops and size 11 shoes.
Boys size 5 and 14.
Girls size 4T and 7/8.
Boys shoes size 11 toddler and size 8 mens.
Girls shoes size 10 toddler and 1 kids.

Heather Carlisle is one of the organizers collecting clothing, belongings, gift cards etc. for the Pinkhams. She can be reached via email at

We will attempt to keep you updated on community efforts for the family