Community raises $10,000 for house fire victims

A Jaffray family who lost their home in a house fire three weeks ago have received $10,000 from a dinner and silent auction on the weekend.

A Jaffray family who lost their home in a house fire three weeks ago have received $10,000 from a dinner and silent auction on the weekend.

Jen Kennedy, who organized the benefit, said 200 people attended.

“It went really well. It was a really good turn out,” said Kennedy.

The silent auction included items like cat ski tickets, accommodation at the Bull River Guest Ranch, $2,000 worth of jewellery from Jay’s Jewellers, and ski passes.

Jen’s brother, Jake Salekin, lost his house in the fire on December 27.

Jake, his wife, Amanda, and baby boy Dawson are still settling into their new home in Jaffray.

“They are really grateful for all of the support they’ve received,” said Kennedy. M.C.