Charred Kamloops duplex a Habitat for Humanity home

By Greg Fry
March 12, 2018 - 5:23pm Updated: March 13, 2018 - 8:15am

KAMLOOPS — Habitat for Humanity Kamloops has confirmed the duplex on Westsyde Road that suffered a fire Monday afternoon was one of the duplexes they helped build.

"We're really terribly concerned for both families," says Executive Director Kim Cassar Torreggiani. "This duplex was a Habitat for Humanity construction and these families are success stories having both paid off their mortgages three years ago on both sides."

Though technically no longer Habitat for Humanity families, she says they plan to reach out to both families regardless.

"We want to reach out to see if there is anything we can do to support them in their time of need. This is really sad for these families that have worked so hard. It's quite upsetting. It's affordable home ownership in Kamloops. We break the cycle of poverty by moving families up the economic scale and these families are success stores and we're just really concerned for them at this time."

 

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