Our fabulous Muskoka community is dependant on seasonal workers and yes, even our own kids have worked locally each summer. So here’s a story that strikes close to our lake homes and our hearts. Help is being sought for 23 Port Carling Turtle Jack’s employees who lost everything in a fire that destroyed their housing on Thursday night.
“The Muskoka Lakes Fire Department was called (Thurs 9:30 pm) to a structure fire at 2a West Street. Station 6, Port Carling and Station 1, Foot’s Bay/Glen Orchard were called to battle the inferno. On arrival the roof was fully involved. Fire crews made entry to conduct a search for any people inside. Fortunately, nobody was found. The estimated loss is $250,000.”
This building was the house to over 20 of our seasonal staff members at Turtle Jacks, coming from both near and far to enjoy their summer in Port Carling. As a result, many of our hardworking team members are left with nothing and are seeking the support of anyone who is able to get them back on their feet.”
A Go Fund Me campaign is being supported by our local community and you can easily donate at https://www.gofundme.com/mansion-resident-recovery
We are told by Turtle Jack’s that the biggest needs right now are clothes and air mattresses. If you can help please donate or contact: 705 765-1753