Family in need after devastating house fire

Trust fund set up, donations accepted for young family that lost their home in Saanich fire last week

A trust fund has been set up to raise money for a family left homeless after a house fire on Feb. 1.

Both parents escaped the fire with their son, 9, and daughter, 3. The father sustained smoke inhalation while saving the children.

The family had no renters insurance and are having to rebuild from scratch as they look for a new home to rent.

A trust fund has been set up at the VanCity Credit Union under “In trust for Townsend Drive fire victims.” Donations are also being accepted at the Victoria Disability Resource Centre (817A Fort St.) and at Strawberry Vale elementary (4109 Rosedale Ave.).

The family is most in need of clothing, household items and gift cards.

editor@saanichnews.com

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