Cameron Jett Survival Fund

By Urban Fundr

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Urban Fundr is raising funds on behalf of the sole survivor, 8-year-old Cameron Jett, of what has been described as one of the deadliest fires in Memphis, Tennessee since the 1920's. It is our goal to raise enough donations to establish a trust account for Cameron in hopes to lighten the life burdens he will encounter due to experiencing this unimaginable tragedy. The bank will be the executor of the funds, and, foremost, our goal is to reach at least $100k being that this is the minimum amount required to establish a living trust fund account with any certified bank.

Story Background via WREG New Channel 3
Nine people are dead in an early morning house fire according to family members.

Six children and three adults were killed according to officials.

One child is in critical condition.

The fire started around 1:30 a.m. at a house in the 1100 block of Severson Ave. in South Memphis.

We're told a 911 call was made from inside the home.

Firefighters say smoke was coming from the home when they arrived.

The home had bars on all its windows.

Most died at the scene, several others died at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital.

Family members say most of the children attended Cummings Elementary school and identified them as:

  • Precious Rose Jett 3

  • Kierra Jett 5

  • Angel Mitchell 16

  • Lakesha Ward 27

  • Alonzo Ward 6

  • Carol Collier 53

  • Eloise Futrell 61

  • Diamond Jett 7

  • Earnest Jett V 9

  • Cameron Jett 8 - survived in hospital

Lt. Wayne Cooke with the Memphis Fire Department said this is one of the worst fires he's had to deal with in his 27 years with the department.

Cooke says grief counselors will be provided for the personnel who handled the fire.


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