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Some of you may be aware of the recent misfortune of Don, known as Snowman. If not, here is the deal:

Below is the newspaper link to Don's story and how he lost everything as his make-shift home in the woods and most of his family mementos perished ...
Some of you may be aware of the recent misfortune of Don, known as Snowman. If not, here is the deal:

Below is the newspaper link to Don's story and how he lost everything as his make-shift home in the woods and most of his family mementos perished in a recent fire. Snowman is a man of simple needs and what is great about Snowman is that although he may not have been dealt the best hand of cards, he is definitely making the most of it.

Let's give Snowman something he will always remember by helping him out during this time of need as he continues to get back on his feet

New Article Link:
http://thechronicleherald.ca/metro/1143267-burned-out-snowman-seeks-home

Snowman is tired and struggling to find a better home after a fire two weeks ago destroyed the three-room shelter he had built in woods in the Burnside Business Park in Dartmouth.

“I lost everything that was important to me,” said the 56-year-old, who said his first name is Don but everyone knows him as Snowman.

On that awful day, July 4, he said he’d left a candle burning to keep bugs away as he went to eat breakfast. A fire started while he was out and consumed the shelter, which was made from plywood, tarpaulins, insulation and other salvaged items.

“It cost me everything,” he said in an interview Tuesday. “I know what it’s like to lose everything you got.”

Snowman said he grew up in Windsor and his parents are long dead. He’s no longer in touch with any family members, and the fire burned some precious mementoes.

“Pictures of my family, my mom and dad,” he said. “I had pictures of them … they were back from the ’70s.”

He’s been given a few small tents, a stove and heater, some clothes and footwear. He’s now staying behind a parking lot, not too far from the woods where he had lived, off and on, for a few years.

Snowman has continued to make some money by gathering recyclable materials, mostly metals, from industrial garbage containers in the business park.

He usually buys food at a nearby Tim Hortons.

He hasn’t had a regular job since 1983, when he was a landscaper.

He learned how to enhance his earnings by recycling in Burnside and soon found he preferred it.


Snowman said he worked hard to make a home for himself in Burnside and claimed to have hauled two tons of stuff into the woods there.

“I had the material things that would make life a little easier and little (more) comfortable.”

Snowman said he had some bird feeders, and he fed a squirrel, too.

Snowman said he’s not sleeping well in his new tent.

“It’s impossible. I’m used to being inside with a door. I’m getting a little tired now. You do get tired when you’re living in the wilderness.

“I’d like to get a place to live. I’d like to get a roof over my head.”
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