Last week, the West Kelowna fires destroyed many homes. The Wilson’s Landing and Trader’s Cove area were particularly impacted.
The brave men and women of the Wilson’s Landing Volunteer Fire Department did their best to protect the community. Unfortunately 13 of the 24 firefighters lost their own homes while protecting those of others.
Paul Zydowicz is the fire chief and family for us. He is my wife Sabina’s first cousin. He is also one of the firefighters who lost their homes. For the past week, we have been asking how we can help. He asked us to organize this fundraiser for his team.
With their consent, here is a list of the firefighters who lost their homes and will benefit equally from this fundraising campaign:
- Tom Crocker
- Gavin Jones
- Terry Grover
- Ronaye Beck
- Rob Baker
- David Ireland
- William Myers
- Cameron Fyles
- Arturo Peralta
- Nick Fox
- Riley Carruthers
- Dave Richie
Please respect their privacy during this difficult time.
How will the funds be used? At each family’s discretion while waiting for insurance proceeds.
How will the funds be distributed? Equally between the firefighters listed above.
The Zydowicz family home before and after.
Please watch this interview from today:
Thank you for helping these families rebuild their lives.