Warwick helps family who lost home
HER barking dog Mitzu saved the lives of her family but it’s the Warwick community which continues to help save Robyn Jurgensen.
Three weeks ago Ms Jurgensen, her three children and her cousin Patricia fled the inferno which engulfed their Ogilvie Road home during the night.
Yesterday staff at Warwick firm Integria (formerly Mediherb) gave the family a cheque to help them rebuild their lives.
“It’s funny; you don’t know where to start when replacing things. It’s only when you reach for something in the cupboard and it’s not there that it hits you,” Ms Jurgensen said.
“We lost everything but Warwick people have rallied around us. It’s such a beautiful community.
“I’m back at work this week and the kids are back at after-school school sport so, slowly, we’re getting back to a routine.”
A hectic routine which included a broken collar-bone last week for five-year-old son Koby when he missed the high-jump mats at athletics.
“It has been a crazy couple of weeks,” Ms Jurgensen laughed.
Integria product assistant Les Lambert has been mates with the family which found itself homeless. He jumped at the chance to help his mate.
“We held a barbecue at work and raised $315 and Integria put in $1000 so this will help with some of the things they need,” Mr Lambert said.
Integria operations general manager Craig Breadmore said he hoped the donation would aid in the daunting task of starting afresh.
“It was such a lucky story, where no-one was injured,” Mr Breadmore said.
“We’re a local company; Integria grew up in Warwick. We wanted to help this family.”