- 2015 Federal Election
Kelowna rallys to help burned out family
When Kelowna’s Barbara Doran heard about the fires raging in Slave Lake, she put herself in the figurative shoes of the Albertan city’s residents, and stepped into action.
“They lost everything and if it had happened to me, or someone close to, me I would hope people would reach out and help,” she said.
To help, she organized a supply drive that gathered everything from shoes, to bedding and clothes, which were accumulated at Kelowna Space Centre.
“It went well, so I’m basically sorting the donations and boxing them,” she said. “I’m so impressed with the community.”
Now, however, she has another stumbling block to get over. Doran has to deliver the donations, and she’s hoping someone can help her get that done.
“I’ve tried to get Budget to donate a truck, but they said they can only rent it to us for $1,000 plus fuel,” she said. “So I am going to approach some of the churches in town to see if they can help.”
If anyone else would like to help transport the donations, the number is 250-491-0424 or 778-478-9124.