Com­mu­nity rais­ing funds for Bon­av­ista fam­ily that lost home in Novem­ber fire

Many ways to do­nate to cause

The Packet (Clarenville) - - Front page - BY MARK SQUIBB [email protected]­acket.ca

When Kim­berly Dawn heard about a garage fire back home in Bon­av­ista, she didn’t think much of it at first.

It wasn’t un­til later that day that Dawn, who moved to Al­berta af­ter fin­ish­ing high school, heard the dev­as­tat­ing news that high winds had spread the fire from the garage onto his sis­ter Tonya Cole’s home.

Both build­ings were ru­ined. “It was shock­ing,” Dawn re­mem­bers.

Since the Nov. 15 fire, fam­ily mem­bers have or­ga­nized many ways for peo­ple to do­nate to the cause.

Most of the in­for­ma­tion can be found on the Facebook Page The Cole Fam­ily Fire Re­lief fund, man­aged by Dawn.

Monies can be sent di­rectly to do­na­tions­forthecole­fam­[email protected] gmail.com, or can be de­posited to The Cole Fam­ily Fire Re­lief Fund Sco­tia­bank ac­count, ac­count num­ber 40543 04122 87.

Do­na­tions can also be made to the re­lief fund’s GoFun­deMe Page (https://www.go­fundme. com/the-cole-fam­ily-fire-re­li­ef­fund?fb­clid=IwAR2pKhKueVYB vvbAvAUDIR­dauCBUzPhzqVx7 RatFcDSpSA58c7wr_DoDWNM ).

Ben­e­fit dances are also in the works.

“We have been over­whelmed with all the kind­ness, love and sup­port dur­ing this time and we are very proud to be liv­ing in such a car­ing com­mu­nity. Spe­cial thanks to all the fire de­part­ments that did an amaz­ing job. Thank you to ev­ery­one,” said Tonya on be­half of the fam­ily. The home was not in­sured. Dawn says about $500 has been raised for Tonya, her hus­band Michael, and their 14-year-old daugh­ter Mikayla thus far, in ad­di­tion to do­nated items and ap­pli­ances.

CONTRIBUTED

Fire tore through a garage and the Cole fam­ily home in Bon­av­ista Nov. 15.

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