Strangers’ kind gesture for young family after tragic death

Strangers are uniting to help a Gold Coast family renovate their home after two little girls tragically lost their mother.

Two weeks ago, Burleigh dad Shanan Krause lost his wife Kylie after she took her own life.

Mr Krause and the love of his life were married for 11 years and had two girls, aged 4 and 6.

The father-of-two said he “felt awkward” reaching out for help in his time of need, but Melinda Tory was just one person who came to his aid. 

Burleigh father of two, Shanan Krause, has received help from strangers after his wife of 11 years took her own life. Source: 7 News

“My instant reaction was ‘he needs our help’,” Ms Tory said.

The Krause family home is in desperate need of repair so Ms Tory reached out on social media on Friday to rally the troops.

On Sunday, volunteers came in droves.

“Everyone was just, ‘what can I do? Roll up the sleeves’,” one volunteer said.

Mr Krause’s wife took her own life two weeks ago. Source: 7 News

Ms Tory said the home still needs new carpet, light fittings and bathroom vanities.

The volunteers have until Saturday to complete the home’s transformation and still need furniture. 

Mr Krause said he has to bring the girls home to face life without their mother and that’s when “reality will kick in”.

If you are concerned about the mental health of yourself or a loved one, seek support and information by calling Lifeline 13 11 14, Mensline 1300 789 978, or Kids Helpline 1800 551 800.

Strangers have come to the family’s aid by helping renovate their home. Source: 7 News