Centre to unveil fund thermometre

There will soon be a visible indication of residents supporting residents in Lumby

There will soon be a visible indication of residents supporting residents in Lumby.

The Whitevalley Community Resource Centre will unveil its Legacy Fund thermometer Thursday at 3 p.m. at the rest stop on the west side of the village.

“We would like to invite community leaders, public supporters and community members to this event,” said Gay Jewitt, executive director.

“We invite you to join us to celebrate where we’re at.”

The Legacy Fund campaign was launched earlier this year and the goal is to raise $800,000 for an endowment fund. The principle will remain in an endowment fund and the interest generated each year will help cover operational expenses.

WCRC services include counselling for adults and families, addictions counselling, after-school activities, Kid’s Zone in Cherryville, summer day camps, toddler programs, cooking classes for those on a budget, seniors drop-in, health information for seniors, Good Food Box and Internet access.

In 2012, the agency handled more than 14,500 phone calls and visits to the office.

The hope is the Legacy Fund will provide WCRC with sustainable finances.

“In our ever-changing world there is little about the future that we can be sure of – but the need for social services and programs is one of them” said Joanne Kineshanko, campaign co-chairperson.

“In a time of ever-increasing budget cuts to social services, it is essential the organization not only raises funds to meet current needs but to ensure that the future needs of the community are met.”

For more information on the campaign or to donate, call 250-547-8866 or go to www.whitevalley.ca.