Fire victims need assistance


Many families, who were displaced after the fire at 800 Wallace St. in Wallaceburg on Sunday, are in desperate need of donations.

Virginia Whitmarsh, a member of the Moose Lodge in Wallaceburg, is spearheading a donation drive to help out the families.

Whitmarsh said many of the families have been moved to the Day’s Inn on McNaughton Avenue in Wallaceburg.

“I spoke with Chatham-Kent Victim Services and they said they are not allowed back in their building and they don’t know how long they will be out of the building,” she said.

“There are families over there that are in desperate need of personal items. There is a nine-month old baby, a six-year-old girl, an eight year old, plus some other children.”

For the full story in The Sydenham Current, click here.


  1. The fire was the worst and I was out of my apartment for almost a month. I did not receive any assistance because I did not leave with the original bus due to attempting to sort out where I would be living. I had reached out to the owner who did not assist at all and had blocked all communication with their tentants. It really is still tough times due to the situation.


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