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GoFundMe set up for mother and son displaced by Irwin Street fire

A GoFundMe page has been set up for one of the tenants of the Irwin Street complex that was destroyed by fire October 15 and was hit again by fire November 17.

Eliza Pitt and her six-year-old son were in the unit next to the one that caught fire.

“She woke to the doorbell frantically ringing and when she looked out the second floor window, she saw her neighbours huddled around below with the flames reflected off their faces,” according to the GoFundMe page established by her mother, Retta Moorman. “She grabbed her son and literally ran for their lives. Fortunately, they are fine and did not suffer too much smoke inhalation. However, they have lost everything in their home and will need financial support to start over. They have nothing right now. Our family is in shock and helping as much as we can. Any help you can give will be appreciated.”

Pitt and her son and are currently living in a women’s shelter and are “doing our best to rebuild. We have received an outpouring of support from the community but we still have a long ways to go.”

They have raised $7,444 of their $30,000 goal. You can donate here.


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