A house fire in the Trader’s Cover area on the west side of Okanagan Lake Wednesday evening has left a family of five homeless and with nothing. Now a GoFundMe campaign has started to help them.

GoFundMe campaign to help family who lost home in fire

Family of five lost everything in Wednesday night blaze, including their pet dog

A fundraising campaign has started for a couple and their three children whose house burned down in Trader’s Cove on the west side of Okanagan Lake earlier this week.

Co-workers of the couple, Patrick and Caroline Lacey, have launched a GoFundMe campaign with a goal of raising $10,000 to help the family.

READ MORE: UPDATE: Dog dies in fire that destroyed home on Westside Road

Their home on Westside Road was gutted by fire Wednesday evening and the family lost everything, including their pet dog.

“Patrick and Caroline have worked and dedicated themselves to Bear Creek provincial campground and to our company (Kaloya Contracting) for many years,” say campaign organizers on the fundraiser’s web page. “This family lost everything including their family pet. They watched helplessly while the fire crews did their job.”

The couple had insurance but the GoFundMe campaign is aimed at helping them recover as quickly as possible.

The money will help the family rebuild their lives while the insurance company investigates the fire, say organizers.

“We are hoping we can raise funds to help them get back on their feet quickly,” says the campaign posting, listed under Help the Lacey’s rebuild their lives. “They need everything from clothes to toothpaste to linens.”

Donations to the campaign can be made at the GoFundMe page and can also be dropped off at Bear Creek Provincial Park.

To report a typo, email:
newstips@kelownacapnews.com
.


@KelownaCapNews
newstips@kelownacapnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Okanagan-Shuswap weather: Showers to start weekend, sun returning soon

Environment Canada forecasts rain on Saturday and the heat returning next week

Kootnekoff: It’s my strata, and I’ll smoke if I want to (Part 2)

The final part of a legal battle between two strata residents and second-hand smoke

UPDATE: West Kelowna fawn euthanized, not claimed by sanctuary

Gilbert the deer has been euthanized after a suitable home was not found in time

Iconic rock photographer Bob Gruen to exhibit work in Kelowna

Gruen’s portfolio includes John Lennon, Bob Dylan, Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, among many others.

School district monitoring McCurdy supportive housing plan debate

Top priority for board of education is to maintain safety integrity of local schools

July showers wash out half of the Okanagan’s cherry crop

Cherry growers say this is the worst season they’ve seen in decades

Recall: Certain Pacific oysters may pose threat of paralytic shellfish poisoning

Consumers urged to either return affected packages or throw them out

How a Kamloops-born man helped put us on the moon

Jim Chamberlin did troubleshooting for the Apollo program, which led to its success

Sexual harassment complaints soaring amid ‘frat boy culture’ in Canada’s airline industry

‘It’s a #MeToo dumpster fire…and it’s exhausting for survivors’

How much do you know about the moon?

To mark the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing, see how well you know space

Body, burning truck found near northern B.C. town

RCMP unsure if the two separate discoveries are related

Survivorship Dragon Boat Team wins in Vernon

Team takes top spot in A division at festival

Couple found dead along northern B.C. highway in double homicide

Woman from the U.S. and man from Australia found dead near Liard Hot Springs

RDOS contributes funds to arts centre workshop

South Okanagan Performing Arts Centre Society wants input into proposed facility

Most Read