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More than $8,500 raised for Cannington family devastated by house fire

More than $8,500 has been raised for a Cannington family that was devestated by a house fire earlier this month.

The ONLINE FUNDRAISER for Connie Drysdale and her family was organized after the blaze broke out on the afternoon of July 5.

“Connie and her daughters, Rebecca and Dana, along with Dana’s husband, Craig, and their two-year-old son were fortunate enough to survive the fire. However, the emotional trauma that comes along with losing your home, all your possessions, and many cherished memories, has a devastating impact,” reads a post accompanying the fundraiser.

“Current estimates suggest the house will not be habitable for eight months. As their family grapples with immense loss, we as a community, need to rally together to offer any possible support in their return to normalcy. The Drysdale home has always been a welcoming place for friends and family to gather. As such, this loss is felt deeply by many.”

The fundraiser has a goal of $10,000.

Firefighters from all three Brock Township halls were called in to battle the fire, as well as an aerial unit from Ramara Township.

The fire caused approximately $200,000 worth of damage according to Brock Township Fire Chief Rick Harrision.

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