Online fundraisers being held for Ponoka couple who lost their home

Fire claimed Tammy and Nyle Clemmer’s home on Monday

A Ponoka couple has lost their home and everything they own after a fire began in the early hours of Monday.

The Ponoka County East District Fire Department was called out to the scene at about 4:30 a.m., according to fire Chief Dennis Jones.

By around 9:30 a.m., all units had returned to the station.

There were no injuries as a result of the blaze.

Online support sprang up quickly for Tammy and Nyle Clemmer, the homeowners.

In a Facebook post, Tammy Clemmer stated they were OK, and thanked people for reaching out.

According to one Facebook user, the couple are very involved in the rodeo community, and are the first to give a helping hand when others are in need.

As of Wednesday morning, a Facebook fundraiser called “Fundraiser for Tammy and Nyle Clemmer” had raised $12,953, already surpassing its $10,000 goal.

Another page, “Nyle and Tammy Clemmer Benefit Auction,” is asking for people to donate items that can be auctioned off online.

A number of items and services have already been offered, including six barrel racing training sessions, a junior membership to the Wildrose Rodeo Association for the 2020 season and a live solo performance from country music artist Markus Sommer.

The bidding ends April 20 and those who purchase items must pay by April 22. All of the proceeds will go directly to the Clemmers.

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Ponoka County Fire Department

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

 

Just Posted

Central zone down to 16 active COVID-19 cases

Alberta Health Services’ central zone is down to 16

Sylvan Lake woman says Town’s response time to concerns isn’t enough

Glenda Jackman says it took almost a month for the Town to act on her complaint about a playground

Central zone down to 19 active COVID-19 cases on Thursday

Provincially, 158 new COVID-19 cases were identified

Alberta politicians reject throne speech

Premier Kenney disapointed with lack of support for Alberta energy

Central zone has 20 active cases of COVID-19

Province identified 143 new cases across Alberta on Wednesday

Alberta’s top health official says province is not in a second wave of COVID-19

Dr. Deena Hinshaw said Thursday that Alberta had identified 158 new cases in the province

8 charged, $260K in drugs and cash seized in massive Alberta drug bust

Eight people are facing 33 charges in what police have dubbed Project Incumbent

Millet Agriplex to become a hub for indoor soccer

Wetaskiwin Soccer Club will be operating out of the Millet Agriplex this season.

‘We’re losing what makes the Parkland so distinctive,” conservation specialist says

The Lacombe district will lose two sites with provincial park status: JJ Collett and the Narrows

Ermineskin Kindergarten has a confirmed case of COVID-19

The school has shut down and Cohort 2 is in self-isolation

Hundreds die from opioid overdoses in Alberta as COVID-19 pandemic hit

Jason Luan said the province is not alone in seeing a rise in deaths,

Wetaskiwin/ Camrose RCMP conduct a joint forces initiative with Camrose Police Service

The multifaceted joint forces initiative with on Sept. 23, 2020 proved very successful.

Most Read