Fundraising efforts go live for Nordland General Store

GoFundMe and bank account set up for donations to owners of iconic Nordland store

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Posted 11/18/20

 

The Marrowstone Island community will have a chance to rally behind Nordland General Store owners Tom and Sue Rose, after a Nov. 5 fire scorched the island landmark. 

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Fundraising efforts go live for Nordland General Store

GoFundMe and bank account set up for donations to owners of iconic Nordland store

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The Marrowstone Island community will have a chance to rally behind Nordland General Store owners Tom and Sue Rose, after a Nov. 5 fire scorched the island landmark. 

"Last week my parents lost their store and completely changing their lives overnight," reads the fundraiser's GoFundMe page, organized by Meghan Cerotsky.

"For the last 26 years, they have not just run the store, but have worked to build the community on the island through annual events, like the Polar Bear Dip, Tree Lighting, and Tractor Days,” she added.

According to the fundraiser's page, the goal has been set at $100,000.

As of Nov. 16 — just one day after the page was set up — the fundraiser had already brought in $4,895 from 25 donors. 

Following the fire, many Nordland residents and visitors to the area shared their fond memories of the store and the community events. Donors continued this trend, with one person writing: "The store is an important part of our community.”

“I grew up going to the Nordland store for penny candy and to rent movies, my first job was a barista at the store," wrote another donor. "With a kid of my own now I want him to grow up with his own memories of the store. Sending lots of love to the Rose’s."

According to Cerotsky, any donations received will go toward costs that aren't covered by the Rose's insurance company.

In addition to the GoFundMe page to benefit the Nordland General Store and the Roses, a bank account has been set up through First Security Bank for anyone who would like to donate to the fundraiser via mail. Checks should be made payable to Tom or Sue Rose and can be sent to First Security Bank at 10 Oak Bay Road, Port Hadlock, WA 98339.   

To donate to the Nordland General Store’s GoFundMe campaign, visit https://gf.me/u/y8ssuy.

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