Blog by Bettina Reid | July 14th, 2012
We received a call just after 2am from my mother visiting in Ontario that my brother had called to tell her there was a fire in her building here in BC and he couldn't get a hold of our grandparents who also lived in the building. Why is it that these calls always come in the middle of the night.... My husband and I got ready as I contacted other family members and we headed into Tsawwassen right away. On our way my brother was able to call and say he found them safe and sound on a bus that was provided for the residents to sit on and stay warm. We were able to relax a little as we made our way to them, knowing they were ok.
The Delta Fire department and the Delta Emergency service workers did an amazing job and we are all very greatful for their kindness and help. A very big Thank You to them all!!!
This is an overwhelming situation for all the residents of the Tsawwassen Terrace apartment building, but even more so for my very elderly grandparents who are 81 and almost 90 years old. Even though they seem ok, just very tired, they have literally lost everything. Unbeknown to us they didn't have home insurance so they truly do have nothing.
Which is why I send out this plea to all, to please ensure you get home insurance if you haven't already. The cost in the end is so very minimal for some peace of mind. Especially if you live in an apartment building or townhome, then you are only looking at content insurance. But important no matter where you live.
My grandparents have found a new home already, but now literally need everything. If you have anything you are no longer in need of please let us know. If we get more than one of the same thing we will pass it along to the other people in their building who are likely in the same position. Thank you in advance for your help!