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House fire leaves Skead family with nothing

By: Sudbury Northern Life Staff

 | Dec 19, 2013 - 2:06 PM |
Two of the children of the Skead family that lost everything in a house fire on Dec. 18 attend École St-Augustin in Garson. The school is mobilizing and students are collecting donations (food, clothing, money) to help the family. Donations can be dropped off at the school at 648 O’Neil Dr. West, Garson until 4 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 20. Supplied photo.

Two of the children of the Skead family that lost everything in a house fire on Dec. 18 attend École St-Augustin in Garson. The school is mobilizing and students are collecting donations (food, clothing, money) to help the family. Donations can be dropped off at the school at 648 O’Neil Dr. West, Garson until 4 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 20. Supplied photo.

Community rallies around Steen family

The community of Skead is rallying around the Steen family, which lost everything when fire gutted their home on Higgins Road on Dec. 18.

While everyone made it out alive and the family is healthy, they were left with only the clothes on their back, said a news release from the Skead Community Centre.

“Please show your community support and offer some assistance wherever and however you can.”

While all donations are being accepted, specific items are being sought:

Rose: shirt/pant size medium;
Dawson: shirt size M/L and pants size 33waist 34 inseam;
Taylor — girl: size 8/10, also needs running shoes, size 2;
Leland — boy: size 7/8 (adjustable waist), also needs running shoes, size 1;
Noah — boy: size 2T, also needs shoes size 8

Leland lost his hockey equipment in the fire. Anyone with any used or extra hockey gear that would fit a boy size 7/8 is asked to please donate.

Anyone who is interested in dropping off monetary donations can do so at
17 Poupore Rd. East in Skead. Receipts can be written.

Donation can be dropped off the following locations:

-Dean and Candace Allen, 17 Poupore Rd East, Skead, or call 705-969-2434
-Shannon Books, 41 Poupore Rd. West, Skead, or call 705-969-7094.

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