GoFundMe page set up for single mother who lost home in Mudge island fire


A GoFundMe page has been set up for the single mother whose home went up in flames yesterday morning on Mudge Island, in hopes of getting her back on her feet.

A GoFundMe page has been set up for the single mother whose home went up in flames Wednesday morning hoping to help her family get back on their feet.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help the single mother of two who lost her home to a fire on Mudge Island Wednesday.

Vanessa Shebib’s wood-built family home caught fire around 9 a.m. Wednesday morning and was destroyed amid bone-dry conditions.

The family of three managed to escape unharmed, but their house quickly became fully engulfed. A plume of smoke could be seen across the region and had volunteers on the island scrambling.

With no central firefighting station, local volunteers rely heavily on donated equipment and grants to be able to function in situations like these.

Coastal Fire helped in the response, dropping a ground crew and giving assistance from the air with two helicopters dropping water until the fire was finally out.

Vanessa’s sister, Aiko Shebib, started the GoFundMe page. She says the house fully burnt to the ground and her sister’s family has now lost everything.

“My sister is the sole income for her family and runs her business ‘strong woman hauling’ across the gulf islands,” Aiko wrote on the fundraising page.

In addition to taking time off from work, the single mother now has to look for temporary housing, cover additional living expenses, and replace whatever necessities were lost in the blaze.

“After all the basics are covered she still has a long road ahead to clean up the site and rebuild her life,” writes Aiko.

The cause of the fire is still unknown.

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