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.