Help a new mom and young entrepreneur

We are trying to raise money for a good friend of ours, Sarah Byers, a young entrepreneur and first time mom. Sarah was taken advantage of by a local contracting company which led her to be out thousands of dollars. Not only were they behind schedule months, they didn't pay any of the subcontractors involved on the job and continuously lied about progress and purchasing equipment and furniture. I am the plumber who originally worked on the job and am out thousands of dollars. Sarah was 7 months pregnant when she had to take over the job. I knew I couldn't leave her to finish it on her own. We worked countless hours to get toilets and sinks installed, dishwashers, and anything else we could help with. This poor woman was on her hands and knees fixing mistakes from these contractors, laying trim, painting, putting up ceiling tiles, lifting more than she should have been in her state, and trying to find any equipment or furniture that would fit in the space with what little money she had left. This woman does not deserve to be facing personal bankruptcy on top of having to close her business. We are trying to keep her dream alive or see her put in a better position. I hope we can see this place reopen, the food is amazing and more people should have the opportunity to try it! I am attaching the link to the cbc report so you can read for yourself and make your own decision. Every dollar truly counts. I know our great community can come together and help her. Even just sharing this story helps! https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/calgary-cafe-contractor-nightmare-1.5364168

Donations (0)

  • Elaine Gibson 
    • $25 
    • 6 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 10 d
  • Derek Hilts 
    • $70 
    • 10 d
  • Todd Houston 
    • $50 
    • 10 d
  • Jordan Leiser  
    • $50 
    • 10 d
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Organizer and beneficiary

Joel Mccord 
Organizer
Airdrie, AB
Sarah Byers 
Beneficiary
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