GoFundMe for the family whose landslide destroyed home started by the Mission Downtown Business Association – Abbotsford News


A GoFundMe was set up for victims of the December 1 landslide, who lost their homes when a private road collapsed, sending mud, debris and logs crashing into it.

The donation page was created by the Mission Downtown Business Association (DBA) because the house is owned by Ruth Janes, the owner of English Tarts of 1st Avenue.

No one was injured in the incident, but the only things the family were able to collect on the property were clothing and essentials, the creator of the GoFundMe page said.

“They have a safe place to stay, but Ruth and her family ended up with nothing but the clothes on their backs in the blink of an eye,” the page says.

“It will be a long, difficult and emotional process to recover from this tragic event. “

Janes is grateful for the sympathy expressed by people who visit the store, but is emotionally overwhelmed at the moment, according to the donation page.

The DBA encourages donations through the GoFundMe page, or by depositing gift cards at their office at 7311 James St.

The page goal of $ 5,000 was reached in less than 24 hours.


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