WATCH: Reid Fiest reports that the community in the rural town of Kane, Manitoba is coming together to support the grieving family.
WINNIPEG – It wasn’t long after news of a devastating fire broke that phone calls started coming in to the rural municipality of Morris, asking how people could help.
“It’s amazing, the calls that I and we have received already,” Reeve Ralph Groening said Wednesday morning. The reeve – the rural Manitoba equivalent of a mayor – was busy fielding phone calls from media and from people who wanted to help.
The rural municipality is co-ordinating efforts to help the family that lost four of eight children in the fire. They’re also working with the Office of the Fire Commissioner on traumatic incident support for the volunteer firefighters who arrived to find the two-storey home fully engulfed in flames, making a rescue effort impossible.
An account has been set up through Access Credit Union for any wanting to make donations to the family. More information is available on the RM website or call the municipal offices at 746-7300.
A Go Fund Me web page has also been created and you can donate online here.