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Lumby residents rally to aid flood victim

Kal Tire store manager Wylie Barker put his money where his mouth is on Saturday afternoon in Lumby.

When local senior, Arthur Aubin lost everything to flooding last month, the community sprang into action.

"He's our neighbour. We just wanted him to know he's not on his own and there's people who care about him," said Barker.

72-year-old Aubin is currently house sitting for some friends, but after that, he's in danger of becoming homeless. The house Aubin rented was destroyed by the flood and is set to be demolished, says Barker.

Kal Tire hosted a hamburger and hot dog fundraiser on Saturday to help Aubin get back on his feet. Super A Foods donated all the food and drinks to help the cause. Local DJ Paul Volker kept things lively with his mobile music system.

Cookie Thompson stopped in to show her support.

"[Aubin] is good friend of mine, for years now," she said  "I just wanted to come by and help him out."

It's not too late to make a donation of your own, if interested, since the event runs until 2 p.m.

If you missed out, donations can be made through Scotia Bank.  Barker has set up an account in trust on Aubin's behalf.

For more information about how you can help, you can email [email protected]

 



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