Kimberley and Meadowbrook residents are asked to come to the assistance of a family who lost their Thompson Road home in a fire last Tuesday night.
Vic and Kathy Buchy have lost everything after the fire, says friend Donna Wilcock.
“There’s no fire protection in Meadowbrook, so it just burned,” she said. “They got out with nothing.”
Wilcock has started a trust fund at Kootenay Savings Credit Union for the Buchys, who are currently staying with son Tom in Marysville.
The Kimberley Fire Department does not cover out of city limits. There have been two RDEK Area E referendums on bringing fire coverage to the rural areas around Kimberley, but both have failed.