Community Steps Up To Help Family In Need

Monday, January 12, 2009 at 14:25



A fire has destroyed the home, but not the spirit, of an Aboriginal family in North Battleford.


Rosemarie Weenie, her husband Harvey and their grandchildren lost everything in a fire December 16th.


But the community stepped in to help, and Weenie is overwhelmed by their generosity.


The Battlefords Agency Tribal Chiefs gave the family $2,250.


They got donations from many individuals and groups — including the union at Maple Leaf Foods, where Weenie works.


Weenie says she always knew the Battlefords is a great place to live — but she says it’s more caring than she thought.


The family is currently living in a trailer.


They hope to eventually get a home on the Sweetgrass First Nation.