We radio people tend to band together when one of our colleagues is in need, and the time to come once again to help out our neighbors in Southern Aroostook County.

Sadly, WHOU radio morning drive DJ Chris Putnam lost his home on the South Shore of Drews Lake in Linneus to fire late Thursday evening.

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Both the Linneus Fire Department and the Hodgdon Fire Department responded to the fire.

Chris was lucky enough to escaped the fire unharmed. He was able to get his dogs out of the burning building but in the chaos two have gone missing.

Chris lost everything in the fire. It's so disheartening, especially this time of year. If you can help in any way, WHOU radio has set up a fund to help support him during this difficult time.

If you would like to make a donation, you can make checks payable to WHOU and note the “Chris Putnam Fund” on the check. Their address is 9 Court Street, Suite 215, Houlton ME, 04730. You can also donate through PayPal.  Your support is greatly appreciated!