How to help Kalispell earthquake victims with $20,000 donation
A man from Kalishell, Manitoba, has created a GoFundMe page to help the people of Kalishepell with emergency expenses following the devastating earthquake.
The page was created on Saturday after the man posted a video on Facebook showing him putting together a shelter, toilet and water system.
The man, who does not want to be named, said he had lived in Kalisheng for a few years but was forced to move in March to escape the earthquake and other damage.
“I was really scared,” he said.
“I was hoping that my family would come, but we couldn’t.”
The man’s brother-in-law and a friend helped out with a few donations.
The money will go towards a few items: $20 to build a toilet, $20 for a new stove, $50 for a shower and $30 for a generator.
“It’s not a big amount,” the man said.
“My wife’s family had to evacuate their home because of the earthquake, and I was thinking how would my wife’s children be able to get out if they were in that house?”
The money was raised by the man’s uncle, who is a pastor.
He said he wanted to make a point about the plight of people affected by the quake.
“If we don’t come together, we don.
I just want to give back,” he told CBC News.
The fund was created by a man who posted the video of the construction of the shelter on Facebook, which has been shared more than 30,000 times.