BEAR COVE, N.L. — A Bear Cove family is appreciating the support of local friends and family as they take a step towards rebuilding their home.
Early on Saturday morning, June 17, the Bear Cove home of George Butt, Clara Gaulton and their son, Dylan Gaulton, was destroyed in a fire.
No one was harmed as the family was away at the time. However, all personal belongings inside the home were lost.
Since then there have been various fundraisers for the family, raising approximately $10,000 to help get them back on their feet.
On both sides of the Strait of Belle Isle, the family has received lots of support.
In Labrador, where both Clara and George have relatives, they were presented a $2,970 cheque from mayor Didier Naulleau last week.
He helped the family raise money through a Facebook fundraiser.
The family have also received donations through a ‘Grand In Your Hand’ fundraiser in the Bear Cove where $2,310 went to the family. Money for the family also came from a bingo, tickets sold on a load of wood, and other donations from friends and family.
Clara says the family will use the funds to help rebuild their home.
She also said she, George and Dylan are thankful to everyone who supported them with the fundraisers and donations.