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Key River - Needs Your Help!

$7,250 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 40 people in 3 months
Created July 22, 2018
On July 18th, 2018 a forest fire was started south of the Key River area, reaching 53.8 hectares in size by 5:15 pm that evening. By July 20th, this enormous blaze had consumed over 4,841 hectares of land, and has still not been controlled. A mandatory evacuation has been ordered for the Key Harbour area and on both the south and north sides of the Key River, south of French River Provincial Park, Killarney, French River to Pickerel River, and from Georgian Bay to Highway 69. 

The Key River Area Association (KRAA) is a tight knit cottage/camp community that supports local projects for the betterment of life and environment of the area. Projects & initiatives  normally include fish habitat restoration,  Key River navigation buoy maintenance, environmental projects/education,  helipad maintenance, political advocacy and many other social endeavours for our youth and community.

We need your help for a completely different and compassionate purpose. Many families have lost their homes, their camps/cottages, and priceless memories due to this human caused disaster. Please consider donating to this fund that will go towards Key River Area projects to help restore the area's devastation. Your support at this critical and tragic time would be greatly appreciated.  

All donations will be given to the Key River Area Association  www.kraa.ca  










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For those that have inquired, this Go Fund Me page is being managed by Jennifer Kivinen - a local cottager and co-President of the Key River Area Association. Jennifer is responsible for ensuring the funds are withdrawn from the Go Fund Me account to the Key River Area Association bank account. With the elected Board of Directors for the KRAA, monies will be distributed to programs and initiatives that are inclusive to ALL Key River community members - such as forest restoration, environmental programs and future safety strategies.
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Update: The beneficiary of this campaign is the Key River Area Association. A cottager association that was recently devastated by the Parry Sound 33 fire. This Go Fund Me page was set up by a friend of a Key River cottager to whom we are exceptionally grateful.

Funds have already been, and will continue to be withdrawn directly to the Key River Area Association bank account via direct transfer.

We are meeting this coming weekend as an association to discuss distribution of the funds raised. Thank you to all that have donated.
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We are happy to report that Parry Sound 33 has now been classified as under control. After burning 11,362 hectares of our beautiful landscape (which is part of the Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve), the work begins. A total of six (6) cottages were lost, with thirteen (13) structures in total. Local businesses that rely on summer business have lost as well. Our once lush green landscape has been altered and we want to work to get it back. This includes assessing (once able) the damage and working with specialists to restore our wetlands and forests. A meeting is being held this upcoming weekend to firmly decide the allocation of monies raised through this page. We are eternally thankful for the support and will provide updates again shortly.
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Unfortunately Parry Sound 33 is still burning out of control. More than 10,000 hectares has already been decimated...with no end in sight. Multiple cottages have been lost, with many more cottages being damaged. Our environment has been greatly altered with the deforestation. The effects this fire is having on our endangered species and species at risk is incomprehensible. This is an emotionally turbulent time for the Key River - as a community we will rebuild and restore our beautiful corner of the world. We appreciate your support.
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$7,250 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 40 people in 3 months
Created July 22, 2018
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