Single Father of Two Loses Home to Fire

My friend and coworker Chris Stokes raced home from work early this morning (Dec 1) when he got the call that his house was on fire. By the time he got there the fire was out but the damage had already been done. He and his two boys Cameron (14) and Dylan (12) and their dog Bella lost everything - including some of the Christmas presents Chris worked so hard for. He's been putting in weeks of overtime to give his boys the best Christmas he can.


Thankfully, no one was hurt. But unfortunately, they have no house insurance. The need is great.


I believe that $10,000, though only a drop in the bucket, will at least give them a head start on getting themselves reestablished. All donations will immediately be put to use buying the most pressing necessities like clothes, winter wear, food, gas and then hopefully the first few months rent somewhere. Any and all help will be greatly appreciated!



*edit for GoFundMe staff*

1. Caleb Bennett
2. Otter Lake, Quebec
3. Friend and coworker of Chris Stokes
4. Currently the plan is for the funds to be used to either rebuild his current home or put a down payment on a new one, as well as to cover personal belongings replacement costs. 
5. Funds will be sent to Chris Stokes either by cash or etransfer, or any other way he chooses.
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 5 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 5 mos
  • Ben Siebarth 
    • $100 
    • 5 mos
  • Constance Dick 
    • $100 
    • 5 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 5 mos
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Caleb Bennett 
Organizer
Renfrew, ON
Mark Lavallee 
Team member