Community groups and local businesses are rallying around a Dashwood woman and her grandson, victims of a fire three weeks ago. Dale Schwartzentruber and Skyler, 7, lost everything in the fire at their rental home, and are staying with a friend until they can find an apartment. Dale and Skyler need help with financial donations, clothing (size 14-15 women’s, size 7-8 boy’s), food, books (e.g. activity books, crosswords), toys, smaller household items and eventually furniture.
Where you can donate: Blessings Community Store 45 Main St. W., Zurich – 519-236-4376 Financial donations and small and large items.
Godbolt, Ciufo Insurance & Financial Services 425 Main St. S., Exeter – 519-235-2740 Financial donations and small items. Drop off during business hours (Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
TD Canada Trust Crescent Street, Grand Bend Financial donations only. Can assist in getting other donations to the Schwartzentruber family. Drop off during following hours: Monday to Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; or Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.