A Port Elgin business owner is reaching out to the community to help a couple who lost everything after their home burnt down over the weekend.
In fact, Marcel Legault says the victim was one of his employees at the Harvey's / Swiss Chalet that he owns.
On Saturday, fire tore through the small house on Elgin Street, completely destroying the building and all of its contents.
Eva Halliday, Manager at the Harvey's / Swiss Chalet, and her partner, Charlie, literally have nothing left but the clothes on their back.
Legault says he's launched a Go Fund Me Campaign online to try and help the couple get back on their feet following the devastating blaze.
"Right now, they're in a motel and they're meeting with Victim Services and they're looking for a place to live," says Legault. "Eva didn't even have her cell phone on her, it was in her purse, she was at work here when the fire started and she got the call, so she basically lost everything."
A Go Fund Me
Page has been set up to help Eva & Charlie get back some of those essentials things that we often take for granted every day.
Legault says he's already had some calls and inquiries from people willing to donate furniture and other items; he says the first important step is to find Eva and Charlie a place to live, get some money in their pockets and then move forward.
Above Photo: Rubble from the Elgin Street home that burnt down Saturday, February 10th, 2018. Photo © Marcel Legault.