March 14, 2018 ~ It was Thursday, December 21st, 2017, just days before Christmas. Bad luck hit Lorne and Wavey Noseworthy that day when a serious fire hit their home in Brighton. There were no injuries but the fire and smoke made the house uninhabitable.
The family of three was displaced with nothing more than the clothes on their back.
Help came from friends, family, community and organizations and some accommodations were secured to see them through Christmas and to see them through winter. Their immediate needs were met.
The Noseworthy family will now be the recipients of a project by the Green Bay South Caring Communities Committee. A plan is in place to build a new home for the family.
Finding the funds, materials and labour to build a whole new home is certainly an ambitious project. But it is nothing new for the Green Bay South Caring Communities Committee.
The Green Bay South Caring Communities Committee steps up when a family falls into a difficult situation through circumstances beyond their control.
The new home for the Noseworthy family is the group’s eighth project. The Committee has completed projects large and small for seven other families. This is their fourth new home construction project.
Some local businesses, churches and individuals have already generously donated to this home-build project. Monetary support and in-kind donations have come from many directions but, as of March 14th, the Committee is about at the half way mark of what is needed to get the small home finished.
Even so, pushing ahead, a local contractor will soon be in Brighton at the site of the Noseworthy’s past home to begin the demolition and prepare the site for construction.
If you can help with money, materials or your skills, go to the Go Fund Me Page (You can donate directly there, and there are contact numbers listed)
or email [email protected]
Here’s the link to the Green Bay South Caring Communities Committee Facebook page
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