Three sisters have been left orphaned after their parents and younger brother were killed in a blaze in Waimate.
The small town is now rallying to support the family – the council has set up an account with Waimate ANZ Bank for any person wishing to make a donation.
Here is the bank account number for the Everest Mayoral Support Fund:
ANZ 01 0893 0081636 00
Mayor Craig Rowley has already kick started the fundraising by donating $500 from his Mayoral Discretionary Fund.
Watch the video for the full interview with Craig Rowley.