GoFundMe page launched in support of Third Line fire homeower

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A GoFundMe page has bee launched to support Heidi Tanninen and her family, whose home was completely destroyed by a house fire on May 3rd.


Further Investigation of the fire determined it was a result of a carelessly discarded cigarette.

Thanks to the courageous actions of brave passers-by, both women escaped the fire unharmed.

However, since the home was completely engulfed in flames, Tanninen lost the home she had lived in for the past 20 years, and everything in it, including the many modifications made to the home to support her wheelchair-bound husband.

Friend of the family, Robert Wong, has started a GoFundMe page in order to raise funds to help the family purchase food, clothing, and other necessities as they work to return to normalcy.

The page has raised 3,625 (by 52 people) of their 5,000 goal.

Click here to support, every little bit counts.

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Riley Smith is an enthusiastic and versatile critical thinker who has been with SaultOnline since January 2018. She holds a double Honours Degree in History and Political Science from Algoma University, and a Postgraduate Certificate in Public Relations and Event Management from Sault College. She is Google Marketing Fundamentals certified, and is also working towards a Certificate in Diversity and Intercultural Relations. When she's not reporting, you can find her MC'ing the Soo Greyhound home hockey games, spending time with her basset hound, Douggie, or seeing the world one breathtaking view at a time.