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Online auction raises $42,000 for Pubnico Head families affected by tragedy

Mary Lloy, facilitator for the Let's Help Pubnico Families Fundraiser online auction, encourages people to continue bidding until the event is over at 5 p.m. Jan. 17.
Mary Lloy, facilitator for the Let's Help Pubnico Families Fundraiser Facebook auction.

More than 300 items, including services, donated for auction

YARMOUTH - An online auction has raised $42,000 to assist families impacted by a tragedy that claimed the lives of four children in Pubnico Head in early January.

Mary Lloy, facilitator of the Let's Help Pubnico Families Fundraiser online auction Facebook group, announced the total after bidding ended at 5 p.m. on Jan. 17.

“It has been an emotional week and I hope giving to this auction or doing your giving in any other way has helped shine a light and lifted your spirits for a little while,” she told group members in a live video.

Lloy added that she hopes the donations will help to relieve some of the financial burden for the families.

“Money can’t replace what they’ve lost but I just hope this will show them that as a community, we really care."

Members were recommended to stay connected to the group as NHL representatives have been contacted and may be donating items for another auction.

Read the Jan. 17 article about the Let's Help Pubnico Families Fundraiser online auction

 

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