On February 25th, the Froese family a experienced a disastrous fire that struck just past the stroke of midnight. Both parents made dire efforts to get their children out, but due to the rapid progression of the fire and extensive smoke, four of their boys in the upper levels of the home did not make it out.

Both parents remain in hospital for complications from the fire, the cause of which is still not known. Two of the family's children, a boy and two girls, surivived the fire and remain in the care of Kristy & Kari Penner, good friends and neighbors of the family. Their community of Kane, MB is dealing with the shock of the sudden loss in the tightly-knit community.

For many of us who live far beyond their community assistance might not take the form of firsthand response to this, but we can support them in our prayers and financially as they face the loss of their home & personal possessions, the planning of funerals for the four they have lost, and their financial day-to-day well-being as they move forward.

Here are some ways you can donate to the family:


GoFundMe - A campaign hopes to raise $50,000 for the family. Donate here. All that's required is a credit card and a little bit of time to fiill in a few fields.

Cheque & Cash Donations - a fund to raise money for the family has also been opened at Access Credit Union. Cheques for the "Kane Fire Victims" account should be made out to Access Credit Union.

Donations can also be mailed to:

Access Credit Union
Lowe Farm Branch
Box 265
Lowe Farm, MB
R0G 1E0

Goods & Non-Perishables:.
A group called DonateLove will be releasing updates and what kinds of donations would be appreciated as need arises. Like and follow them on Facebook here.
Sommerfelder Mennonite Church in Lowe Farm, MB as well as the Red River Valley Food Bank will be collecting food donations


Additionally, The Kane Fire Tragedy  will be issuing updates on the needs of the family as time goes on. 


Reeve for the RM of Morris Ralph Groening says a bit more about how to help and the impact the tragedy has had on the community.