The Luther College Office of College Ministries is collecting donations for Rick Thornton, and his sons, Travis and Ross.

Their home was recently destroyed in a fire. No one was inside the home at the time.

Thornton, who works as a carpenter at Luther, said he and his sons greatly appreciate the expressions of support they have already received.

Donations to the Thorntons can be sent to the Office for College Ministries, Luther College, 700 College Dr., Decorah, IA 52101. (Please note, donations are not tax deductible as they are being directed at an individual.)

Checks can be made out to Luther College with "Thornton" in the memo line. Funds will be handled through the Luther College Student Congregation.