More than $20,000 raised in 24 hours for Laidley family
UPDATE: Donations have reached more than $23,000 for the Schloss and Granzien family who lost their home in this week's bushfires that ripped through Laidley.
So far there have been more than 300 donations and 2000 shares for the family.
Ben Schloss, aged just 34, collapsed earlier this year with a medical condition and needed to be resuscitated. He was diagnosed with two rare heart conditions and uses a defibrillator.
The original goal of $20,000 for the family was reached and surpassed, with a new $50,000 goal to help them get back on their feet.
Toni Jones: "My family lost everything in a house fire when I was 9 years old. We would not have coped without community support."
Brigette Jack Wood: "I hope this can help you and your family, what has happened is just horrible. Jack and I are thinking of you and your family."
To donate, head to their GoFundMe page.
EARLIER: THE family-of-six in Laidley who lost their home in the devastating fire that ripped through town has endured a torrid six months.
Ben Schloss, Sarah Granzien and their four young boys lost everything in the fast-moving grassfire yesterday.
In June, Mr Schloss, aged just 34, collapsed and needed to be resuscitated.
He has been diagnosed with two rare heart conditions and uses a defibrillator.
Heartfelt messages on the GoFundMe page poured out in support of the family.
"Thinking of you all in this time of need. Thoughts and prayers are with you," wrote Sonny and Nicola Atherton.
Julie Smith wrote: "I have three children and can only imagine what you are going through.
"Hope things start looking up for you all very soon."
"This is a terrible time for this family.
"Losing everything is a hard thing to come back from.
"Looking after a young family on top of coming back from this is a mammoth task. I wish this family all the best," wrote Tanya McErlean.
A GoFundMe has been set up online for the Schloss family which has already raised more than $6000 from 100 donors - including one whopping $1000 donation.