Jennifer Lawrence Speaks Out After Her Household’s Farm Burns Down in Fireplace
UPDATE: Jennifer Lawrence is sending love to her Louisville community after a fire damaged her family’s Kentucky farm, where her brother Blaine Lawrence now hosts a summer camp.
“Thankfully, because of our amazing firefighters and first responders, no one was hurt and all of the animals were kept safe,” The Hunger Games actress said in a statement to People, noting that the fire “destroyed a significant part” of the camp. “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,” she continued. “My family and I are working together to help Blaine through this. And we are so grateful for the widespread support from the community to get Camp Hi Ho back up and running so we can welcome kids back this summer.”
Jennifer Lawrence’s family farm in Kentucky, which hosts a summer camp for kids, was severely damaged in a fire over the weekend.
According to a message on the Camp Hi Ho Facebook page, the heartbreaking incident took place on Friday, Nov. 27, one day after Thanksgiving. “It is with the heaviest of hearts that we confirm the news that we lost our barn last night in a horrible fire,” the message, posted on Nov. 28, stated. “We are deeply thankful that no people or animals were hurt, but we are still mourning the loss of years of hard work and memories that occurred in these walls.”
As fans may know, Jennifer’s brother, Blaine Lawrence, is the owner and director of the camp. The Oscar winner, who grew up in Louisville, has also been spotted at the camp over the years. “Words cannot describe the pain we are in, but we are so incredibly grateful for the Simpsonville Fire Department and all the other fire fighters who responded to our emergency,” the note continued. “You are true heroes. We are also so grateful for the countless members of our community who have reached out to support us during this time. Your love and kindness mean the world to us.”