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Two friends pay it forward

The Disley family suffered through incredible challenges earlier this month when their home burned down on July 3.

Samantha, Robert, and their three young daughters were not home when the fire broke out.

They lost two pets in the fire, as well as precious family memories.

When Samantha’s co-workers Melanie Daoust and Annick Bureau heard the news, they knew they had to help the young family.

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Together, they created two signs that they are auctioning off.

A six-foot-tall “welcome” sign as well as a smaller “love” sign that features 130-year-old barn wood.

“Annick works directly with Sam. They live just a few streets down from my place and I saw the whole fire and saw it going down. Annick went through a house fire in the 90s and It’s her way of paying it forward,” said Daoust. “They have three girls and I have three girls as well so it really hit home.”

“In ’99 [my parents and I] went through fire as well. An anonymous woman donated a huge basket with all sorts of goodies… and Franco-Cite held a fundraising car wash. That always stayed close to my heart and I never forgot about it. I thought this was the perfect opportunity to give back.” said Bureau

Daoust and Bureau created a Facebook group and will be selling tickets in the style of Jig-The-Joker.

“Our Facebook group is called the Disley family and anyone can purchase tickets from there. A lot of folks aren’t comfortable in-person right now so we accept e-mail transfer as well. Just send us a message on Facebook or post in the group.” said Daoust

Daoust says that the tickets are 3 for 10$ or 5$ for 1.

“Everything you’ve ever had… so many things are irreplaceable. It must be so tough.”

The group has currently raised over 400 dollars for the family.

To view the signs, as well as purchase tickets, visit the Disley Family Facebook group.



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