GoFundMe set up for Mad River Twp. man who lost everything, including 3 cats, in arson

A GoFundMe has been set up for the Mad River Twp. homeowner who said he lost everything in a fire that destroyed his house and that authorities say was deliberately set.

Kevin Voss lost his home on Uplands Drive in Mad River Twp. of nearly 25 years on Jan. 11. Voss was a victim of a random crime spree that took place across his neighborhood that weekend, Clark County Sheriff’s deputies said.

Deputies arrested Christopher Perdue, 31, of Dayton, and say he is responsible for the fire that burned Voss’ house down, as well as several other crimes in the area.

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A GoFundMe, titled "Help Kevin After A Stranger Set His House On Fire," was set up by Voss' niece on Thursday, according to the GoFundMe's bio.

As of Friday afternoon, the account had raised $654 of its $2,500.

“Kevin was recently a victim of a horrific house fire,” the bio of the GoFundMe says. The description goes on to say, “Kevin was not home at the time, however, the house was home to 3 cats as well who are not believed to have made it out alive.”

The fire at Kevin’s home burned for nearly six hours, and Voss said he has never felt more helpless than watching a lifetime of memories go up in smoke.

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The house was deemed a total loss. Voss said he lost nearly all of his belonging, including a ‘73 Chevrolet Chevelle, motorcycles and his three cats — Angel, Dude and Scotch.

Voss said he doesn’t have homeowner’s insurance.

“He lost everything in this fire including his sense of security and hope,” the GoFundMe says. “If you could find it in your heart to donate and help build him back up it would be greatly appreciated.”

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