The GoFundMe account to help the displaced employees of a Port Carling Turtle Jack’s restaurant exceeded its $25,000 target in just three days.

Twenty-three employees of the chain eatery lost most of their belongings and the house they were living in following a fire last Thursday evening. Short term housing has been organized through a number of people in the small Muskoka Lakes community.

The money will be used to help with things such as new clothing, cell phones and basic toiletries.

With files from Patrick Grapes

Photo from the GoFundMePage

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