Thank You (LtoR):Patrick Walker, Shawn Nelson, Dean Corkill, me, Gerald Heacock, Brandon Surcess, George Lupieri (missing:Heather Dobson)

The West Kootenay Friends of Refugees (WKFOR) recently received a big boost from an AMEC barbecue that raised $1873 and a quilt raffle that pulled in $1400, bringing us half way to our total fundraising goal of $20,000.  We are preparing  to welcome two Burmese refugee families to Rossland some time in the next year.

A big thank you goes to Dean Corkill who promoted the cause to AMEC.  In addition to the BBQ, a silent auction was held with generous donations from AMEC, Amore’s Ristorante, Got Juiced, L’bear’s, Mountain Nugget Chocolate Company, Performance Fitness, Seven Summits Coffee Company Lawerence Chow and Leon Fisher (who donated very popular hand tied fishing lures).

Learn more in a great article published by the Rossland Telegraph.