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Fundraiser starts for Chilliwack family who ‘lost everything’ in fire

5 kids, 2 pets, 2 parents, and a tenant, all escaped burning house in Chilliwack overnight Feb. 20
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Family fundraiser started after fire on Hymar Drive. (GiveSendGo)

The Chilliwack family that “lost everything” in an overnight fire on Hymar Drive needs some help.

An online fundraiser was started for the family with five kids, two pets and a tenant, who managed to escape from the house fire on Fairfield Island at 11:30 p.m. on Feb. 20.

“Mom and dad woke up with fire in the bedroom,” according to the family’s page on GiveSendGo started by grandfather Cary Moore.

“Mom grabbed the 3-year-old and ran out while dad got the other four kids (aged between 9 and 12) out with nothing but their jammies on.”

They were renting and had basic contents insurance, but they need assistance, according to Moore.

All seven of the displaced are now staying at the grandparents’ place while they regroup.

“If you’re able to, please help them get back on their feet,” the info stated. “Anything will help. Thank you!!”

They’re hoping to purchase a fridge to get them started.

“They’re going to need clothes and backpacks and school supplies and basic furnishings.”

Also in demand will be books, toys, dog food, pots, pans, beds and sheets.

On Thursday morning there was almost $3,000 US raised for, ‘Support for family who lost everything to fire.’

READ MORE: Residents, animals safe after overnight fire



Jennifer Feinberg

About the Author: Jennifer Feinberg

I have been a Chilliwack Progress reporter for 20+ years, covering the arts, city hall, as well as Indigenous, and climate change stories.
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