Help Ben & Lucy weather the storm

$8,390 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 101 people in 3 months
Created September 25, 2018
Team Ben & Lucy Bridgstock
on behalf of Ben Bridgstock
Last week a huge tornado touched down in the small suburb of Dunrobin, Ottawa, destroying homes and gardens, ripping away 100 year old trees, and generally leaving a trail of destruction and despair for local residents. Oli and Aimee hid under the stairs while the tornado pulled apart their home, and Ben struggled to get home through the chaos not knowing if they were okay. Thankfully they were all okay, although their home and car weren't so lucky (see pictures below).  

As locals try to come to terms with all that has been damaged and lost, and what the cost may be to rebuild their homes and their community, we have set this page up to help Ben, Lucy, Charlotte, Aimee and Oli to get back on their feet over the next few months. It will only raise a fraction of what they need, but it's one way to show we care and to provide hope.

Funds raised will go towards the various unexpected costs of moving, temporary rental accommodation,  rebuilding and repairs, replacing uninsured items, and helping life continue as normally as possible. Hopefully the major home rebuilding (or replacement) costs will be picked by the insurers in time, but there will still be many additional unexpected costs over the months to come that these funds will go towards.

If you feel able to help the Bridgstocks weather the storm please do donate. Maybe through our compassion and generosity we can help "give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning." Thank you!
33245530_1537878713240598_r.jpeg33245530_1537878728890524_r.jpeg33245530_1537878744251717_r.jpeg33245530_1537878773739425_r.jpeg33245530_1537878808728964_r.jpeg33245530_1537878838707446_r.jpeg
+ Read More

$8,390 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 101 people in 3 months
Created September 25, 2018
Team Ben & Lucy Bridgstock
on behalf of Ben Bridgstock
Your share could be bringing in donations. Sign in to track your impact.
   Connect
We will never post without your permission.
In the future, we'll let you know if your sharing brings in any donations.
We weren't able to connect your Facebook account. Please try again later.
AA
$50
A Anonymous
1 month ago
JD
$200
Joe Danis
2 months ago
$50
Anonymous
2 months ago
$100
Anonymous
3 months ago
JT
$100
Jane Trakalo
3 months ago
$100
Anonymous
3 months ago
MH
$50
Mary-Ann Hansen
3 months ago
$50
Anonymous
3 months ago
$100
Anonymous
3 months ago
$50
Anonymous
3 months ago
or
Use My Email Address
By continuing, you agree with the GoFundMe
terms and privacy policy
There's an issue with this Campaign Organizer's account. Our team has contacted them with the solution! Please ask them to sign in to GoFundMe and check their account. Return to Campaign

Are you ready for the next step?
Even a $5 donation can help!
Donate Now Not now
Connect on Facebook to keep track of how many donations your share brings.
We will never post on Facebook without your permission.