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The community rallies behind the victims of the Red Bank fire who lost everything on Tuesday night



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Posted: Wednesday, February 23, 2022. 1:14 p.m. CST.

By Ruben Morales Iglesias: Kenny Cal of KC Bus Line and Basilio Mes are collecting donations to help the victims of the Red Bank fire.

Minister Rodwell Ferguson, who this morning asked for help for the victims on his Facebook page, reposted Mes and Cal’s messages.

According to Mes, 23 people from five families were left homeless after a fire destroyed their homes last night in the village of Red Bank in the Stann Creek district.

According to Mes, four of the families involved bear the surname Sub: the Abelino Sub, Juan Sub, Alejandro Sub and Margarita Sub families. The other family is that of Mark Axe. Ax’s wife is also Sub.

“About 23 people are left homeless in a fire that destroyed homes. Everything went up in flames. Nothing was saved. These babies, children and adults are left without clothes,” Mes wrote.

“I would like to urge those of you, friends and friends of friends, to help by donating. Things that are needed include: babies, children’s clothing (male and female), adult clothing (male and female) , cans and the like, stoves (tabletop stoves can also work), butane tanks, mattresses, blankets, pillows, Cash donations will be accepted. We are working on banking information at this very moment,” he said. -he declares.

Mes said he can be contacted by email [email protected] or by phone/WhatsApp on 6241470.

Also, Kenny Cal of KC Bus Line said they need to help families.

“It’s sad to be in this situation… 6 houses were destroyed by fire today in my village. The family lost everything. They spared nothing…all I ask of us villagers to unite and help these families…we need clothes for the family as all their belongings have been destroyed,” he said. he posted on Tuesday evening.

“We have to plan to start building a house for the family tomorrow. [meaning Wednesday]. I ask those who will be or are available tomorrow to join us as we help the family. We are gathering by Mr. Juan Sub’s house lot at 7:00 am tomorrow. Please let’s get as many people to help us. It’s urgent!

“Any of my friends, businesses or any organization that wants to help the family, please don’t hesitate to contact us,” said Cal, who also thanked BEL for restoring power.

In another post on Wednesday, Cal said his bus would pass through Placencia and nearby villages for people who want to contribute.

“Anyone around Placencia and the villages along the road down to Red Bank wanting to support the family in anything, my KC Bus Line bus will be leaving Placencia at 4:00 p.m. in the afternoon. You can send it and we will deliver it to the family. You can contact bandleader Jerry Cal @ 6714162 or myself personally @ 6231178,” Cal wrote.

He also said he would be in Belmopan on Thursday if anyone wanted to contribute.

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