December 10, 2013 - 10:19 AM
PEACHLAND - The Canadian Red Cross is trying to find a new home for a Peachland couple devastated by a house fire Dec. 5.
The Red Cross is now assessing the needs of the couple who were in the care of the Central Okanagan Emergency Support Services for the first three days. Part of that care is helping them find a home.
“It’s always tragic to lose your home and your belongings,” Red Cross Distaster Management team leader Cor Zandbergen said. “As the couple’s home will not be rebuilt, we’re asking the public if they could help find another two-bedroom, cat-friendly rental home in the West Kelowna/Peachland area.”
The help the couple is receiving from the Red Cross is part of disaster assistance provided by volunteer workers. They also help people in need with food, linking to local resources, information, clothing and household items. Help is provided at no cost to those in need because of volunteers and donations from individuals and corporations.
Anyone with a rental unit available can contact the Kelowna Red Cross Disaster Management office at 250-491-8443 ext. 206.
To donate, visit the Red Cross Building for Humanity campaign website.
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