Help David and Ann Recover from the Fire

On Sunday March 29th David Sneddon and Ann Chua were woken up to find their house on fire. Ann ran from the house, but David stayed to try to put out the fire. The fire over took David.  Ann was a hero, she pulled David who was in flames from their home and she has burnt fingers as a result of her heroic move. David was transported from Pemberton to the Vancouver General Hospital where he is currently struggling for his life in the intensive care unit.  He has 3rd degree burns to 40% of his body. 

David and Ann are renters who never purchased renter's insurance.  They now have nothing. No clothes, no furniture, not a fork, a spoon or a plate to eat off of.  David had just been laid off of work due to COVID-19. 

Ann will have to rebuild their life over the next few weeks/months. Ann needs help to pay first and last months rent.  She needs a bed, clothes and absolutely everything else you can think of.  It is overwhelming to think of everything Ann has ahead of her in addition to supporting David through the long and painful process of recovery.  

I know these are challenging time with people being laid off due Covid-19 and having to stay isolated.  But I am asking you show these two your support by making a donation to getting them back on their feet. 

Ann really needs to know that she is not alone in this. Please show her we care.


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Christy Sneddon 
Toronto, ON
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