Saturday , 27 November 2021

Young mother thanks Lakeland community for their generosity

A young mother in the Town of Bonnyville would like to say thank you to the Lakeland for their overwhelming kindness.

A recent fire in the Sportsman Trailer Park in Bonnyville left Pamela Couchie in a tough situation. She really didn’t know what she was going to do to fix her badly damaged trailer after a tent caught fire next door. Without insurance the struggle was real.

Lakeland Connect reached out to the Lakeland for financial support for the young mother and the response was overwhelming.

Pamela Couchie accepts a $500 cash donation from Impact Health which Lakeland Connect hand delivered. Arthur C. Green/Lakeland Connect

“I’m so thankful people helped out the way they did,” Couchie told Lakeland Connect while holding back tears. “I would love to say thank you to all of them for their help, it is greatly apricated, considering they didn’t have to help.”

Couchie says she understands that a lot of people are hurting financially right now with the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I know a lot of people are hurting and in need themselves, so I would like to send a huge thank you to everyone who has helped,” Couchie said.

In over 24 hours her prayers became a reality and she received $2000 between a few gift cards for Co-Op and cash donations.

“It should give me enough money to get some new siding and hopefully some stuff to seal off the roof of the house so no water leaks inside anymore,” Couchie said. “I’m so thankful people helped out the way they did.”

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About Arthur C. Green

Arthur C. Green is from Whitbourne Newfoundland and graduated from the CNA Journalism Program. Arthur also studied Business Marketing and Political Science at Memorial University in Essex England and St. John's Newfoundland. Green has worked for such organizations as CBC, CBC Radio, NTV, Saltwire, Great West Media, CKLB Radio, Vista Radio, and Postmedia. He also loves Jiggs Dinner!