Merkel & Dubois Family Fundraising Info

HOT 103's Family Tree Campaign
Buy an ornament for $2 at HOT 103 Studios during regular business hours and  you can write your name and a message for the family on it.   We are calling it a "Family Tree".   We will use the ornaments to decorate the tree in our lobby.
All monies raised will be donated to the Dubois Family Trust.




The Merkel Family
Jacob Merkel died saving his son Kai's life, rescuing the 13-year-old from the family's home as it was engulfed in a raging fire outside the Steinbach-area town of La Broquerie.
His son remains in the Health Sciences Centre in critical condition. The 36-year-old long-distance trucker rushed into his burning home to ensure his wife and their four children got out. Merkel's wife and their three younger children were not injured.
HOT 103 is working to raise as much money as possible to help the family through this difficult time.
Here are some of the ways that you can help:
A Merkel Family Trust Fund has been set up at Steinbach Credit Union. Here are the locations you can make a donation:
Steinbach Branch
305 Main Street
Steinbach, MB R5G 1B1
Phone: (204) 326.3495
Linden Ridge Branch
2100 McGillivray
Winnipeg, MB R3Y 1X2
Phone: (204) 222.2100 
Lagimodiere Branch
1575 Lagimodiere Blvd.
Winnipeg, MB R3W 0B9
Phone: (204) 661.1575 


The Dubois Family

Five Winnipeg boys were orphaned after a crash on a highway in eastern Saskatchewan which sent four of them to hospital, two of them with serious injuries.

Marcel and Brenda Dubois, both 38, were pronounced dead at the scene after a westbound car collided with their eastbound minivan while attempting to pass another vehicle on Hwy 16, near the community of Saltcoats. Two sons, a 15-year-old and a 13-year-old, were airlifted to a Regina hospital in critical condition. Two others, a 16-year-old and a nine-year-old, were taken to a Yorkton hospital for treatment. A fifth son, 19, did not make the trip and stayed behind in Winnipeg.

HOT 103 is working to raise as much money as possible to help the family through this difficult time. Here's how you can help:

A Dubois Family Trust Fund has been set up at Scotia Bank. Here are the locations you can make a donation:

363 Broadway

200 Portage Avenue

623 Corydon Avenue at Daly

235 Marion Street

1485 Portage Avenue

528 Waterloo Street at Corydon Ave.

1648 Dublin Avenue

1220 Pembina Highway

664 Elizabeth Road

1425 Main Street at Polson

1150 Nairn Avenue

1091 St. Mary's Road, St. Vital

843 Leila Avenue

1549 Kenaston Blvd.

1169 Rothesay Street

#14 1500 Dakota Street

4910 Roblin Boulevard

Kirkfield Park 3247 Portage

#1 9 Killarney Avenue

337 Main Street Selkirk, MB 

Donations for the Dubois family can also be dropped off at Iron Fist Tae Kwon Do at 675 Archibald Street. These donations can be dropped after 4pm Monday to Friday. Please make cheques payable to ‘In Trust: The Dubois Family’
Craft Sale
There is a craft sale with all proceeds going to the Dubois Family Trust on Sunday, December 5 a the Assiniboine Gordon Inn on the Park at 1975 Portage Ave. from 10 AM - 3 PM.



Snowflakes of Hope – Portage Place Shopping Centre

Buy a beautiful snowflake to help decorate Edmonton Court at Portage Place for a minimum of $2. All proceeds raised will support the Merkel and Dubois families as a result of the two devastating tragedies.


HOT 103 presents The Super Awesome Mega Show!
It's in support of the Dubois Family Trust. 
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