An anonymous donor has offered a temporary home for a Hamilton family displaced after a fire.
The home at 520 Scenic Drive has been made available to the family for as long as they need it.
Hamilton police Sgt. Terri-lynn Collings says the family is overwhelmed by the support they have received since the fire.
Donations of clothing and food can be made at any one of three police stations: the Mountain station front desk at 400 Rymal Rd. E., the Central police station at 155 King William St. or the east end station at 2825 King St. E. Police will accept donations until Friday.
Furniture donations can be arranged Thursday by calling 905-869-6186.
The Proc family was left with $40,000 worth of damage on their Mountain home after a fire in the kitchen Monday morning.
The family of five, including a 12-year-old boy who has muscular dystrophy, were left homeless.
“Sad, shocked, displaced, worried,” said homeowner Michelle Proc of what the family is feeling right now. “All of those things.”
Hamilton fire was called to 426 Rymal Rd. E. around 9:30 a.m. The family was not home — Proc, a stay-at-home-mom, was taking her kids to school and her husband had already left for his job at the Hamilton Port Authority.
As part of a fundraising effort, local food trucks are at the Upper Gage Garage at 451 Upper Gage Wednesday and Thursday and will donate a portion of their sales to the effort.
Gorilla Cheese, Dobro Jesti and Cake and Loaf will be there from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. On Thursday, Southern Smoke, Jim's Ice Cream and Fritterqueen will be there from 5 to 8 p.m.
There is also a bank account for the family at the Royal Bank at 545 Rymal R. E. with the account number #500 3330 4202. Donations must be made at that branch.