Posted by: tgrevatt | November 18, 2009

A community call for help…

It is with a heavy heart that I am writing today. In the last week two womens’ shelters in Ottawa were burned down. One women died in the first fire. The second one was caused by a Molotov cocktail thrown at the house – how someone can do such a thing I cannot comprehend. Now forty women are homeless and missing the few possessions they had with them. A tragic turn to an already tough situation to be in. I’m galvanized by the actions initiated by two members of the Ottawa blogging/PR/social media community – the fabulous Bob LeDrew and Ian Capstick.

Bob is going to be taking some time on Friday afternoon to collect donations. Click on the names above to see their original blog postings and information on donations if you are interested in helping.

I don’t have much to offer up but plan to pull together a toiletries kit, some towels, lightly worn clothing (I knew all those race shirts would come in handy sometime and whatever else I can track down). Thanks for reading.



  1. Great of them to step up and do this… I’ll be pulling something together as well. 🙂

  2. Oh no that’s awful. I will look for stuff, what kind of thing do they want?

    • I’ve put together some toiletries, towels and some surplus clothing (lots of quick dry running t shirts ;-). If you click on Bob LeDrew’s blog you’ll see a list – Tim Horton’s cards for example.

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