Community shows support for displaced family

The Kitchissippi community is helping a family start over, following a devastating fire at their Tweedsmuir Avenue home.

The fire started in the basement of Beth and Marcel Malloch’s home the morning of March 3. No one was injured, but the family has “lost everything” according to recent information from Elmdale Public School, where the Mallochs’ children attend.

A GoFundMe campaign raised $3,700 in its first six days. The campaign’s goal is $25,000.

“It shouldn’t take but a second to realize how close we all are to a life-changing situation,”writes neighbour Peter Hicks in a recent email exchange. “We all would need and appreciate being helped through it in any way possible.”

Elmdale Public School is also raising money for the family. They have set up a fund and are accepting donations.

“Help out if you can, and let’s all wish Beth and her family all the support they need,” says Hicks.

To make a contribution, go to

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