Benefit Helps Family Displaced by Arson Fire

By KBJR News 1

August 11, 2013 Updated Aug 11, 2013 at 9:57 PM CST

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com)-- A community is coming together to help a family affected by an arson fire.

Authorities responded to a structure fire along Upham Road in Duluth a few weeks ago and after the investigation, attorneys allege a 26-year-old Duluth man lit the blaze on purpose.

Now friends and family of Korrie Seavey, who was displaced after the fire, along with her two children, are helping put a stable roof over their heads.

At Billy's Bar on Sunday, a large group gathered for a spaghetti feed and silent auction, with all of the money going towards a new home for Korrie.

"The money is being used to get her into a new place to live," said Korrie's friend Lindsey Kiefer. "She needs the first months rent, the deposit, and then hopefully the money from this benefit will give her anything she needs to furnish a new apartment."

There is a bank account at North Shore Bank called the "Korrie Seavey Fund" that is taking donations to help Korrie move into her new place.