Union family in need after fire destroys home

Published: August 28, 2020

Brother Matt Bryant of Local 1067 (Virginia, Minn.), his wife and their three children lost their house in a fire Aug. 14 and could use some help as they attempt to rebuild their lives.

A GoFundMe online fundraiser has been established to assist Brother Matt Bryant, his wife, Jenna, and their children Emma, 11, Grace, 3, and Matty, 1, after a house fire.

Bryant, 34, a conductor with Canadian National, was furloughed in late May and had returned to service Aug. 10. Just four days later, he, his wife, and their three children saw their home in Carlton, Minn., destroyed.

No one was injured in the fire, as fortunately the family members were all outside of the house when it happened.

“They are currently waiting to rebuild, which will take some time,” said Michael Strand, secretary of Local 1067.

In a display of union fraternalism, Devin Clolinger, an applicant to Local 1067, has established an online fundraiser to help Brother Matt, his wife, Jenna, and their children Emma, 11, Grace, 3, and Matty, 1.

Please follow this link if you are able to donate and help the Bryant family in their time of need.