Organizers are very encouraged and grateful for the local area response for donations to assist a Cecil Lake area family of five, which lost its home to fire on Christmas Eve.
A spokesperson for Lakeview Inn and Suites says the number of people showing an eagerness to help is well beyond initial expectations, but the need is great as the family home was completely destroyed.
As a result Lakeview Inn and Suites has agreed to extend indefinitely the period it will receive donations and in terms of clothing we note again, the children include a three year old girl, and seven and nine year old boys.
Men’s small and youth XL are given as sizes for the older boy, and his brother is a size 7/8.
Depending on the clothing item, 3/4/5 fits their sister, and mom is a size 16 or ladies XL.
Back to school items—like lunch kits and back packs—were also lost in the fire, as the home was unoccupied at the time.
Unofficial reports have indicated the children were in town with their mother and the father was working in his shop on the property
Dad is described as tall and thin—pant size, 38—shirt size, extra-large, and at last word, he’s been the one who has received the smallest number of donations.
The five victims are currently believed to be staying with family or friends near their farm allowing them to deal with animal care and other chores, still requiring their attention at the fire site.
Fort St. John, Lakeview Inn & Suites is located at 101-03 98th avenue.