A helping hand

Led by Marjorie Kidd, Rosslanders are pooling resources to help a family of six that lost everything they own in an Aug. 6 house fire.

The community is pulling together to help more of its own.

Led by Marjorie Kidd, Rosslanders are pooling resources to help a family of six that lost everything they own in an Aug. 6 house fire.

People are already donating household items, clothing and furniture to help the family out, said Kidd, but more is needed.

“It is hard to imagine the terror and loss of a fire but when faced with uncertainties in life, it’s nice to know there is security within community,” she said.

The family was blessed with no loss of life and luckily have a home to move to, but require help restocking their lives, said Kidd.

Towards that end, donations are needed to help re-create a space brimming with the comforts of home.

“We all have something beautiful we can spare, something gently used to share. Lets come together to help create a space full of books, games and art, all the things that make a loving home,” Kidd explained.

The family consists of a dog, mom and dad, two boys (aged five and 10) and two girls (aged eight and13).

This is a large family moving into a small space, they need just about anything your own family finds essential, said Kidd, including beds and dressers for all—mom and dad and four singles.

If possible, a kitchen table with bench seating for a small space is required, a free standing pantry and cupboard unit, dishes, cutlery, pots, pans, baking sheets/tins, cookie cutters, rolling pin, cutting boards, slow cooker and blenders/beaters.

As well, Kidd said there is a need for a microwave, a deep freeze, bookcases, bed sheets, pillows, face clothes, towels, jewelry, toys, a TV, video games, computers, telephone and winter/ski gear.

As of Aug. 23 donation’s can be dropped off in the garage at 1057 Spokane where the Family can view and sort. What ends up not being required will be sold at a garage sale to help replace the things that could not be replaced (eye glasses, etc.).

Anything in excess of the family’s need will be donated to their close friend Carol Enns.

Phone 250-362-5181 for more information.

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