AJ Jaeger (left), with the 100+ Women Who Care, and Noelle Crombie (right) and her sons, donate $7,695 to Naomi Rouck, General Manager of the Upper Room Mission, to help feed the homeless and hungry in Vernon. (Submitted Photo)

Women help feed the need in Vernon

100+ Women Who Care donation supports Upper Room Mission

A group of local women have shared some care with those most in need.

In early May, the 100+ Women Who Care of Vernon put out a call to their members and the community to support the Upper Room Mission. The Mission temporarily closed its doors March 20, due to financial pressures amid COVID-19. All staff were laid off and the Upper Room Mission Boutique was also forced to close its doors.

“And respond they did,” said member Judy Rose. “We handed over $7,695 to the general manager Naomi Rouck who was overwhelmed with emotion and gratitude.”

The Women Who Care of Vernon rose to the challenge and surpassed all expectations.

“Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”

The group also garnered new members, and more are welcome. Email 100womenvernon@gmail.com for more information.

The next meeting is scheduled for Aug. 19 and the group will announce its approach for that date by early July.

READ MORE: Women caring for Vernon’s most vulnerable

READ MORE: North Okanagan cooperative seeks nominations for gift cards


@VernonNews
jennifer@vernonmorningstar.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Homelesswomen in business

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Township of Spallumcheen opens office to public again

Protocols in place but you can do business in office if you so choose

North Okanagan Minor Lacrosse cancels box season

COVID-19 wipes out indoor lacrosse; group hopeful outdoor field season will start in August

Vancouver Foundation grants benefit Okanagan-Shuswap residents

Grants of up to $500 available for ideas that connect people socially or involve sharing skills

Water quality advisory rescinded for Killiney Beach customers

Turbidity levels improve enough to rescind advisory issued May 11

UPDATED: Two sent to hospital by air ambulance following Enderby highway accident

Drivers involved in collision on Highway 97A in Enderby; serious, but not life-threatening injuries

LIVE: Procession to honour Snowbirds Capt. Jennifer Casey comes to Halifax

Snowbirds service member died in a crash in Kamloops one week ago

RCMP facing ‘systemic sustainability challenges’ due to provincial policing role

Provinces, territories and municipalities pay anywhere from 70 to 90 per cent of the cost of the RCMP’s services

One man dead after standoff with Chilliwack RCMP

The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. is investigating the RCMP’s role in the death

B.C. employers worry about safety, cash flow, second wave in COVID-19 restart

A survey found 75 per cent of businesses worry about attracting customers

Ex-BC Greens leader Andrew Weaver says province came close to early election

Disagreement centred on the LNG Canada project in northern B.C.

Canada’s NHL teams offer options to season-ticket holders

Canadian teams are offering refunds, but also are pushing a number of incentives to let them keep the money

B.C. premier says lessons to learn from past racism during response to pandemic

B.C. formally apologized in the legislature chamber in 2008 for its role in the Komagata Maru tragedy

Summerland once had Old English theme

Design guidelines were introduced in late 1980s

Snowbirds to remain at Kamloops Airport indefinitely after fatal crash

small contingent of the Snowbirds team is staying in Kamloops, acting as stewards of the jets

Most Read