Tragedy hit Jennifer Lawrence’s family summer camp over the weekend.
On Friday, a fire burned down much of Camp Hi-Ho in Simpsonville, Kentucky. The barn, which hosted activities, workspace and living accommodations, was hardest hit.
The “Hunger Games” actress’s brother Blaine Lawrence sent an email to parents of past campers in which he gave details of what was lost and asked for help, reported TMZ.
The stalls and indoor riding area, a rock wall, native wildlife centre, farm equipment, new nurse station, arts and crafts area, office space, and a separate apartment were all destroyed.
Thankfully, no one was hurt and the outdoor areas are all still intact like the campsites, tree fort space, and animal pastures.
— Jennifer Lawrence (@the_jlawrence) March 9, 2014
Blaine did promise families that he hopes to be up and running again by summer 2021 but started a fundraiser to help make that possible.
Authorities are investigating the cause of the fire.
Lawrence then released a statement to People, which read: “I want to thank my Louisville community for reaching out to my family and me following the devastating fire that sadly destroyed a significant part of Camp Hi Ho.
“Thankfully, because of our amazing firefighters and first responders, no one was hurt and all of the animals were kept safe,” she continued. “I grew up on that farm, going to Camp Hi Ho every summer. When my brother Blaine took it over, he applied his creative mind and fun loving spirit and expanded a camp that was already the coolest, because it was the only place where kids could do whatever they wanted. A muddy messy paradise.
“I’m grateful to Camp Hi Ho for the amazing childhood memories. My family and I are working together to help Blaine through this. And we are so grateful for the widespread support from the community to get Camp Hi Ho back up and running so we can welcome kids back this summer.”