Fundraiser this week for Cranns

Shawn and Linda Crann lost per­sonal prop­erty when fire struck their home on Sept. 23

The Labradorian - - Front Page - BY DANETTE DOO­LEY danette@nl.rogers.con

When it comes to help­ing peo­ple at a vul­ner­a­ble time in their life, res­i­dents in the Happy Val­ley-Goose Bay area are al­ways quick to lend a hand.

Jackie Comp­ton Hobbs has seen such gen­eros­ity over and over.

Comp­ton Hobbs has or­ga­nized nu­mer­ous fundrais­ers over the years.

She is now spear­head­ing a lun­cheon for Linda and Shawn Crann, whose per­sonal prop­erty was de­stroyed when fire struck their home on Sept. 23.

Comp­ton Hobbs said when she posted on so­cial me­dia about the fundraiser, peo­ple were quick to come on­board with mon­e­tary do­na­tions, as well as of­fers to pre­pare food for the lun­cheon.

She wasn’t sur­prised with the out­pour­ing of sup­port.

“I’ve been in­volved with many fundrais­ers and no mat­ter if it’s a fire, sick­ness, med­i­cal, peo­ple al­ways step up to help one an­other out,” she said.

Money raised through the fundraiser will help the cou­ple re­cover from their loss and get the things they will need for their new place, Comp­ton Hobbs said.

“I’d re­ally like to thank peo­ple for step­ping up and for help­ing with this fundraiser – lo­cal res­i­dents and busi­nesses,” she said.

The Cranns are also quick to give back to peo­ple in Labrador. This sum­mer, Shawn Crann shipped ev­ery­thing from bed­clothes to bikes to peo­ple in Nain.

Linda Crann said she has al­ways known about the kind­ness of the peo­ple in the com­mu­nity.

“Their gen­eros­ity is amaz­ing ... for our fam­ily no deed big or small goes un­no­ticed. We are so lucky ... to know so many good peo­ple,” she said.

Crann said her fam­ily would like to thank ev­ery­one for car­ing and help­ing out.

“The mes­sages, the food, the do­na­tions, the house­hold items and, most of all, the hugs, we can’t thank (peo­ple) enough. God bless each and ev­ery one,” she said.

The lun­cheon takes place at the Kins­men Cen­tre from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 12. Doors open at 9 a.m. for peo­ple who would like to drop off food (soup, chili, sand­wiches and pop). There will also be a 50-50 draw.

Cost of the lun­cheon is $10. Any­one who would like to con­trib­ute fi­nan­cially to the cause can send their do­na­tion by elec­tronic money trans­fer to Linda Crann at lin­dacrann@ hot­mail.com.

EVAN CA­REEN/THE LABRADO­RIAN

The Cranns lived in the same build­ing as Fil­la­tre’s Fu­neral Home in Happy Val­ley-Goose Bay, which was re­cently dam­aged by fire.

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