Kindale flooded out

The Bechtold Centre and Independent Generation facilities on Patterson Avenue were flooded Saturday

Mother Nature has left a local non-profit reeling.

Kindale is busy cleaning up and rearranging day programs after flooding caused extensive damage to the Bechtold Centre and Independent Generation facilities on Patterson Avenue in Armstrong Saturday.

“Right now, we are in the process of accessing damage, reviewing insurance and deductibles to determine the full extent of the financial implications,” said B Elliott, executive director.

“Programming at Bechtold and Independent Generation was only interrupted for Monday. Thanks to fundraising efforts over the years, a fleet of vehicles will be on hand to transport people displaced from programming at Bechtold and Independent Generation to Mainstreet Connections and Seaton Centre in Vernon until repairs can be completed. We are very thankful that no one was hurt.”

Tthe Kindale Thrift Store, which is part of the Bechtold Centre, will be closed until power and water can be restored.

“We are sorry for any inconvenience but please do not drop off donations to the Armstrong store during this time,” said Cindy Masters, development officer.

“We are grateful for any thrift store donations dropped off at our Vernon or Salmon Arm stores.”

Kindale provides services to individuals with developmental disabilities.