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Kingston family left homeless after house fire

A fire destroyed a family home on Highway 2 on Sunday night. Photo by Gisselle Clarito

A family with three young children and another child on the way has been left homeless following a house fire on the afternoon of Sunday, December 1, 2019.

Kingston Fire & Rescue responded to the 3000 block of Highway 2, near Grass Creek Park, after receiving reports of a fully engulfed house. Heavy smoke and large flames could be seen shooting out from the roof of the home on firefighters’ arrival.

Fortunately, none of the residents were home at the time of the fire and there were no injuries, but the family lost most of their possessions in the blaze.

As a result, a request is being put out to the community for assistance in providing Krystiannah Summers and Jack Moon, along with their kids Dom, 8, Nathaniel, 4, and Kaedence, 2, with some emergency clothing and other necessities. The family shared the home with Evelyn Ley, Moon’s mother.

Dom, 8, Nathaniel, 4, and Kaedence, 2.

The children are in need of clothing that is appropriate for their respective ages. They are also in need of size 5 diapers for the 2-year-old. Summers, who is expecting a fourth child in April, is in need of women’s XL and large maternity clothing, while Moon requires men’s XL shirts and size 36 pants.

Krystiannah Summers and Jack Moon.
Krystiannah Summers and Jack Moon.

As the family is still making alternative housing arrangements, items may be dropped off at the Kingstonist office at 275 Queen Street from Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. A GoFundMe page has also been created at https://www.gofundme.com/f/support-my-sister039s-family.

UPDATE (Monday, Dec. 2, 2019): Thanks to the overwhelming support of the community, it appears most clothing needs are now covered for the family. For those wanting to help the family further, donations of gift cards and Visa cards are still be accepted, as are donations through the GoFundMe campaign above.

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19 thoughts on “Kingston family left homeless after house fire

  • December 1, 2019 at 8:18 pm
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    I have a lot of clothing for donation. Can someone please contact me on messenger.

  • December 1, 2019 at 8:24 pm
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    So close to the holidays that’s terrible I can only offer accommodations

  • December 1, 2019 at 9:18 pm
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    I hope someone close to them will start a Go Fund Me page, a fast and easy way for the community to raise lots of funds to help. I’d be happy to donate.

  • December 1, 2019 at 11:45 pm
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    What size are the kids please? Do they have snow suits? Winter boots?

  • December 2, 2019 at 8:17 am
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    I have many items to give to the family but I do not have a way of getting it to them. I have a really nice change table. Girls clothing, winter wear shoes boots. baby items that my 2 year old has outgrown. Toys that I have to give away as well. Mostly girl stuff but also have unisex for the family and change table for new baby coming. I think I also have lots and Land and dishes and cooking utensils. I just purged last week and I have all kinds of stuff to GIVE away.

    • December 2, 2019 at 2:51 pm
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      Hi Amy, this is Jan. I read your message. Where are you located? I might be able to help bring the items to the family.
      My email is [email protected] let me know.

  • December 2, 2019 at 8:44 am
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    We may have some clothing for two of the younger children but def the youngest .. I will gather it from my daughter in law and bring it down

  • December 2, 2019 at 12:38 pm
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    I have 2t-3t clothes and some toys … I know it’s not much but I hope that could help.

  • December 2, 2019 at 1:50 pm
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    Are they in need of some Baby furniture? i am about to sell a crib, dresser, change pad and crib mattress. It also works as a toddler bed (one side removed). All in great condition!

    • December 4, 2019 at 11:05 am
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      They are still trying to find an accomadation. If these are necessities they are looking for can I contact you?

  • December 2, 2019 at 4:27 pm
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    If they get an apartment we have furniture
    Wall unit, kitchen table, coffee and end table
    And I know of an excellent double bed, family got bunk beds double in excellent shape

  • December 4, 2019 at 11:08 am
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    Thank you everyone for your kind generosity! Our community is amazing!! On behalf of Krystianna and Jack we appreciate every single one of you!

  • December 12, 2019 at 12:21 pm
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    Do you know what else they still need in the way of clothing, furniture, bedding, household items, gifts for the kids? Sizes?

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