• Stuart Benson

Over $88K raised for Masham fire victims

A GoFundMe campaign set up for the victims of the house fire on Chemin Murray in Sainte-Cécile-de-Masham on Feb. 6, has already raised over $83,000 from over 1000 donors, as of the publishing deadline on Feb. 9.

Ashley with her two children and her boyfriend at La Confiserie in Wakefield on Dec. 6. Facebook photo

Organized by Christopher Paré, the fundraiser, which identifies the victims of the fire as Ashley and her two daughters, Kiersten, 6, and Brooklyn, 4, who went missing after the fire broke out, was created to “help Ashley with the support she needs to rebuild her existence.”

“Think of what it would take you to start over, without your children, and the work/courage it would take for you to do that? That is Ashley's newest reality and she needs our support to try to lessen the load. Not that this support will ever fill the hole left in her heart, I would hope that it will keep her from the furthest reaches of depression…” Paré wrote. “Ashley will need at least two surgical operations to perform skin grafts, and I figure that she will be in the hospital for at least three weeks, let's see what can be accomplished within that time.”

With an initial goal of $50,000, the fundraiser had surpassed that amount by early morning Feb. 8, and by 5 p.m., had surpassed $66,000 from 869 donors.

If you would like to donate, you can find the fundraiser by searching ‘Help Ashley Rebuild Her Home’ on gofundme.com or clicking the following link: gofundme.com.

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