WINNIPEG – Manitoba is rallying support for the surviving members of the Froese family, who lost four boys in a fire that destroyed their home on Wednesday.
A committee of five community members has been put in place to make sure donations are used only to meet the family’s needs. The rural municipality of Morris website has a page that details information about the committee and other fundraising activities.
Access Credit Union and the Sommerfelder Mennonite Church are accepting donations of money, with the church issuing tax receipts for any donations it takes on behalf of the family. The Access Credit Union said donations should be made out to “Kane Fire Victims.” Credit union donations can be made in person at any Access branch or mailed to the credit union.
A Facebook group has also been set up for the family. The Kane Fire Tragedy page has a list of items the family needs as well as other information. The Donate Love Facebook page is also helping to spread information about how to help the family.
Emmanuel Gospel Church in Lowe Farm has a house for the family, and community members have been assigned to feed the Froese animals.
The Red River Valley Food Bank in Morris is helping the Froese family with food donations. The Morris Mavericks High School Hockey plays the Morden Thunder at the Morris Arena at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and organizers ask that cash donations be made to the Froese family in lieu of admission.
Donations can be mailed to the following addresses:
Access Credit Union
Lowe Farm Branch
Lowe Farm, MB
Make your cheque payable Kane Fire Victims or Access Credit Union
Lowe Farm, MB
Family friend Tammy Peters has also set up a gofundme page to help the family.
— with files from Lorraine Nickel