Local non-profit 232-HELP is collecting donations for the Gobert family after the tragic Christmas Eve fire that took the life of 13-year-old Brandon Gobert and severely injured his father, Milton.
The house fire happened just after 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 24, in the 100 block of Martin Luther King Drive. The fire claimed the life of young Brandon, who was inside the home when the fire started, and left his father Milton critically injured with severe burns when he attempted to rescue his autistic son from the flames. Milton is currently in intensive care at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center.
Dru Fisher, president of Flow Control Equipment where Milton Gobert is employed, requested that 232-HELP establish the Milton Gobert Burn Fund. Money collected for the fund will be administered by Fisher and used to cover Gobert’s current medical expenses as well as those incurred while he is in recovery.
Donations are now being accepted online at www.232-HELP.org or by mailing checks made out to the 232-HELP Milton Gobert Burn Fund to P.O. Box 52763, Lafayette LA, 70505. For more information contact Linda Thomas at 337-205-6005 or [email protected].