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Keals Family Devastating Fire

Closed Cause page created in the Disaster category by Kawakawa Bay Volunteer Fire Brigade for Tony and Lorraine Keals


$42,118 donated

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We are raising funds to support the Keals Family who tragically lost everything in a house fire on Tuesday 29th January 2019.

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We are raising funds to support the Keals Family who tragically lost everything in a house fire on Tuesday 29th January 2019.

Kawakawa Bay local couple Tony Keals and Lorraine Blackwell lost everything yesterday when a raging fire gutted their Kawakawa Bay home.

Even though the local volunteer fire-fighters arrived at the scene soon after the 111 call was made, the fire was aggressive and engulfed the family home quickly, fortunately no one was home when the fire broke out.

Tony and Lorraine arrived while fire fighters got the blaze under control and watched helplessly as everything they had built up over the years burned to the ground…and then having the overwhelming sense of worries and sadness that came afterwards.

To make matters worse, the family home and contents were not insured and are now relying on the kindness of family and friends to help them through these difficult times. They have 3 young children Sam, Tara and Lucy.

The family understand the suffering house fires can cause, as Tony, a ‘Life Member’ of the Kawakawa Bay Volunteer Fire Brigade, has spent 30 years of his life making himself available 24/7 to help others in need. Lorraine also offers invaluable care, support and teaching at Arobridge-Equine First and also volunteers at numerous community events whenever she is needed.

Now it is our turn to help Tony, Lorraine and family.

We ask you for any donation that you can comfortably afford. Thank you in advance for your kindness.

Use of funds

To help rebuild their lives and help replace the everyday necessities that we all take for granted.


Latest donations

  • Baskett Family

    Baskett Family on 27 Feb 2019

    Private

    Such a tragic event, thinking of you all. Lots of love xx

    Private

  • Peter and Sarina Carson

    Peter and Sarina Carson on 27 Feb 2019

    Private

    Sorry to hear of the loss of your house but trust you are doing OK during this challenging time, all the best Regards, Peter and Sarina

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  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 22 Feb 2019

    $50

    $50

  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 19 Feb 2019

    $500

    $500

  • Janina Swan

    Janina Swan on 18 Feb 2019

    Private

    Really sorry to hear about your home.

    Private

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Kawakawa Bay Volunteer Fire Brigade

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Auckland

Tony is a 30 year member of the Kawakawa Bay Volunteer Fire Brigade and member.

All funds raised benefit

Tony and Lorraine Keals

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Nationwide

Funds will be paid to a verified bank account of Tony and Lorraine Keals.

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“Sorry to hear of the loss of your house but trust you are doing OK during this challenging time, all the best Regards, Peter and Sarina”
“Really sorry to hear about your home.”
“keep chin up guys ,we can rebuild -let me know when we start.”
“Our thoughts are with you all at this devastating time. If there is anything we can do to help please let us know.”
“Best wishes”
“We hope this small contribution goes some way towards you rebuilding your home!”
“May life to turn back to normal as soon as practicably possible🙏 Thank you so much for serving our communities a a fire volunteer🙏🙏”
“My family experienced a flood that damaged our home last year on the 3rd of June and we felt great loss and trauma at this devastation. I can empathize with what your family is going through right now and wish you get all the love and support to get through this. Thank God that you all are safe but its a tough road to rebuild so take care, Please accept my little donation which comes with a big heart for communities in need.”
“So sorry to learn of this dilemma. Good luck with rebuilding your home!”
“Sorry about your house. I hope you recover from the sadness soon. From Hugh and Raff (Clevedon School)”
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