RICE LAKE, Wis. – Gifts and well wishes are pouring in for Jayme Closs and her family after the teen’s miraculous return home last week.
A post office box in Rice Lake set up for Jayme and her family is already being flooded with packages, according to a Facebook post from Jennifer Halvorson, a family friend who picked up the mail. Halvorson thanked everyone for their kindness and wrote that she might need a bigger vehicle for her trips to the post office.
Support for the 13-year-old has exploded since she escaped the northern Wisconsin home of Jake Patterson on Jan. 10 after 88 days in captivity. Patterson is accused of gunning down her parents, James and Denise Closs, on Oct. 15 in Barron and taking Jayme against her will to his home in the Douglas County town of Gordon.
The case has attracted global attention, leading people from all corners of the country to celebrate her return.
A Facebook fundraiser for Jayme ended on Jan. 12 after surpassing its $50,000 goal. One of Jayme’s cousins started a GoFundMe campaign, confirmed to be legitimate by the family, that had received nearly $30,000 as of Friday.
Sterling Bank is also accepting donations for a benefit fund for the Closs family.
Anyone who wishes to mail Jayme a letter or gift can send it to:
Light the Way Home for Jayme Closs.
P.O. Box 539.
Rice Lake, WI 54868.
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