Jennifer Lawrence has thanked her fans for their support after a fire destroyed part of her family’s property.
On Friday, Nov. 27, a barn owned by Lawrence’s family in Simpsonville, Kentucky, was engulfed in flames and destroyed, according to reports. The property is also the site of a summer camp known as Camp Hi-Ho. The camp has operated for more than 30 years and has served children ages 4 to 12 during that time.
The day after the fire, Camp Hi-Ho released the following statement on its Facebook page: “It is with the heaviest of hearts that we confirm the news that we lost our barn last night in a horrible fire. We are deeply thankful that no people or animals were hurt. We are still mourning the loss of years of hard work and memories that occurred in these walls.”
Jennifer Lawrence Responds
Lawrence has also shared her appreciation.
“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,” Jennifer Lawrence reportedly told People said, according to Fox News.
The actress went on to thank the first responders who fought the blaze.
“Thankfully, because of our amazing firefighters and first responders, no one was hurt and all of the animals were kept safe,” Lawrence also reportedly said. “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. …”