Latest: Sheboygan Falls family releases statement in wake of fatal fire

SHEBOYGAN FALLS -- A Sheboygan Falls mother and father who lost three of their children in a fire in January say they are humbled by the community's support and generosity. But now, Chris and Kristi Maki say they will no longer be accepting donations because their physical needs after the fire have been met.

In a statement released on Monday, February 22nd, the Maki family said the following"

"We want to thank our community, church, and families so much for the amazing outpouring of support. You have all been a great comfort to us during this very difficult time. We know that God will sustain us through the unimaginable, and all of you have been the hands of Jesus, truly showing love."

"Many people have asked how they can help our family. First, we cherish your continued prayers for us as we take steps to move forward."

"We are humbled that over 1,700 of you shared your name and email address with our church in the hope that you could be notified of needs we may have. With the fundraisers that have already occurred and home insurance, our physical needs are met thanks to the generosity of so many."

The Makis say if anyone still feels compelled to give in memory of their children, they encourage those to give to any of the following ministries:

Crossroads NEXTGEN Ministries (Children and Youth Ministries of the Maki’s home church) Make check payable to “Crossroads Community
Church” and put “NextGen Ministries” in the memo. Mail to:

Crossroads Community
Church, PO Box 1427
Sheboygan, WI  53082-1427

Campus Life, youth & family ministry in Sheboygan

Living Hope International, orphanage in Mexico