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Fund set up to help family who lost home to fire
A single mother needs help for herself and her children, following a July 1 fire that destroyed the family’s Gleneden home.
While Nanci Penkhert has acquired some basic necessities such as beds and a table, she needs help acquiring other items.
“She needs kitchen items such as food, pots and pans, spices, that sort of stuff that costs so much money,” says friend Beth Mack, who has set up the Nanci Penkhert Fund as the Salmon Arm Savings and Credit Union. “And her son is going back to college and all his stuff got destroyed in the fire.”
Mack says anyone wishing to donate cash, may do so at the Salmon Arm branch of the credit union where all the tellers are aware of the fund.
Mack says she believes Penkhert was insured, but is having issues with the insurance company. In the meantime, staff at Rona have raised some funds and had donations of furniture and clothes.
“But they are still in need and having a difficult time,” Mack says, noting that anyone with donations of items other than cash can call her at Rona at 250-832-7044, or send her an email at email@example.com, attention Beth Mack.
The fire, which was reported at 9 p.m. Monday, July 1 when the family was away from the home, totally destroyed the building.
An investigation by Salmon Arm Fire Department staff followed and the fire was deemed to be suspicious and was turned over to the RCMP who continue to investigate the matter.