The Princeton community comes to aid of fire victims

Various fundraisers to assist Princeton home fire victims are being held throughout the community of Princeton.

Three homes

Three homes

Three homes, a garage, vehicles and pieces of recreation equipment are completely destroyed by the fire that started at approximately 10 p.m., Thursday, March 27 on Sunset West and Fenchurch Avenue in Princeton.

At approximately 11 p.m., the Keremeos Fire Department was called in to assist the Princeton Volunteer Fire Brigade. Keremeos Chief Jordy Bosscha said his crew returned to home station at approximately 5:30 a.m., Friday morning.

An investigation into the cause of the fire is underway and any updates will be provided as they are received.

Princeton Crisis Assistance was contacted and immediately began working to assist the two young men and the couple who lost everything in the fire.

A donation bin has been set up at the The Hut for those who wish to contribute by donating their empty bottles and cans. An account for donations has also been set up at CIBC.

Cooper’s Foods is accepting donations at the Princeton store and Copperhill Lanes will host a fundraiser on April 12. Kudos to all the businesses and individuals coming forward to help.

On Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 6:30 p.m., come bowl to benefit the folks that lost their homes on Thursday, March 27.

One hundred percent of ticket sales will be donated to the victims devastated by the fire. Thanks to Dan and Emily at Copperhill Lanes for generously donating the lanes for the evening.

Tickets at $20 each are available for purchase at the Similkameen Spotlight Office.