A crowdfunding campaign has been launched to help the family of five who saw their home completely destroyed by the landslide that occurred in Saguenay’s La Baie sector on Monday.
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The publication allows us to learn a little more about the couple who own this 8th-century homee Avenue stolen from them by Mother Nature’s fury earlier this week.
Erika and Charles-David had owned this house for a few years and had built the little nest there that housed their five children aged 1 to 11 years. The colleagues who initiated the campaign explain that the family had been evacuated for a few weeks and could only salvage the essentials when accompanied by the firefighters.
“They never thought they would never see again [la maison]”, we can read in the moving message.
“The children have lost everything and would love to find their toys, their house. Certainly the footage is nothing compared to the lives they saved, but all the memories of it are all they have left now.
The publication confirms the difficult fate of the family, whose insurer refused to pay for the loss of their home and material goods there.
They must therefore apply to the government’s compensation program, which provides a maximum compensation of $260,000 for the building and property, plus unspecified additional sums for movable property.
However, the family risks losing a lot of money since the home, which was worth close to $220,000 according to the municipal asset list, recently underwent a major renovation. Its value in today’s market was most likely much higher.
The kitten’s original goal was set by organizers at $30,000 to help the family.
As of Friday morning, less than 24 hours after the campaign launched, $4,500 had been raised.
To view the crowdfunding campaign link, click here.