Burned-out couple appeals for assistance

A young Courtenay couple is looking for help after losing everything — including their two dogs — in a house fire just over a week ago.

CHERIE MITCHELL and her boyfriend Don Townsend lost everything — including their two dogs — to fire.

A young Courtenay couple is looking for help after losing everything — including their two dogs — in a house fire just over a week ago.

Fire destroyed one half of an Archery Crescent duplex and badly damaged the other in the early-morning hours of Sept. 2.

Cherie Mitchell and Don Townsend lived in destroyed side and the couple did not have fire insurance.

“It’s just been such a hard week,” an emotional Mitchell said Monday, adding losing the dogs in the fire was likely the hardest part. “It’s the first day I didn’t cry over the dogs.”

The couple is staying with friends while they look for a new place to live, and try to patch their life up.

A fundraiser at the Waverley Hotel in Cumberland is in the works, and Mitchell plans to set up some donation jars around the Comox Valley.

She also set up a Facebook page that has details about how to make a donation to the couple. It can be found by searching for the e-mail address stressed41@hotmail.com on the social media site.

Mitchell stressed anyone who doesn’t have fire insurance should get it.

“You don’t think it’s going to happen to you,” said Mitchell.

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