Carols tune into mission

Deb White and Dawn King present Double D’s Caroling for a Cause Tuesday at Save On Foods between noon and 2 p.m.

An annual caroling tradition in Vernon will be echoing sounds of the season in support of the community’s less fortunate.

Deb White and Dawn King present Double D’s Caroling for a Cause Tuesday at Save On Foods between noon and 2 p.m. All funds raised will be donated to the Upper Room Mission.

“After we’re done (at Save On Foods), we are going to go down to the Upper Room Mission and sing down there,” said White, who is hoping to spread some Christmas cheer.

The Upper Room Mission has been feeding Vernon’s hungry since 1980. Today, over the course of breakfast, lunch and dinner from Monday to Friday, they serve more than 300 meals. The dining hall is a warm, safe place where plates are filled for the disabled, the homeless, the low-income families and the seniors. They come for food, and they come for a sense of community.

“Upper Room Mission aims to give their guests something so much bigger than a meal,” said White. “They aim to give them hope. By offering friendship and food to one girl or one man, we can help end the cycle of poverty and strengthen our community.”

To donate online, visit https://upperroommission.ca/multi-donation/.

This is the seventh year Caroling for a Cause has taken place, which has benefitted various recipients over the years. White and King will be singing, no matter what the weather throws their way.

“Our first year, we were out there singing and it was minus 28,” said White. “People brought us donations (coffee) to warm up.”