On Friday, May 10th, Barbara Lachowicz of Granville Ferry, Nova Scotia lost her entire home to a fire. Barbara is new to the community having moved last May from Toronto. She found her dream home, a century old fixer upper and looked forward to bringing it back to life. Her new home truly brought her happiness. Devastatingly, the fire claimed the life of one of her beloved cats and most of her personal belongings. In order to extinguish the fire completely , her home had to be demolished. Barbara did have home insurance but decided to cancel in January due to financial reasons. She did not realize until today, May 13, 2019 her insurance is still valid until June 2019. If she is granted the full amount, it would be roughly $60,000. There is still a lot of investigation to be done to see if she will receive the insured amount. A fire investigation was not completed, as it was originally thought the home was not insured. If she is fortunate enough to receive some insurance it will be a great relief however, the costs to rebuild will be much greater than $60,000 and financial support is still greatly needed and appreciated. The removal of the rubble alone could amount up to $10,000 or more.
In the short term, the basics are essential including food, shelter, clothes, especially her prescription glasses that were lost in the fire.
Her long term dream is to stay in Granville Ferry, have the rubble removed from the land and rebuild a small home that has a good roof, walls and the basics to make a home again. She does not have the funds to make this happen on her own.
Please help support Barbara and rebuild her life. Any donation is appreciated. If you can donate any services that may help her remove the rubble and rebuild, please contact Kate (Queen Anne Inn, Annapolis Royal) or Charlene( leave a comment and she'll reach back to you).