Lumby Mayor Kevin Acton (left) and David Schaefer

Community drives through with support

United Way breakfast raises $9,015 for its partner service agencies

Smiles and laughter radiated from the volunteers helping out at the United Way’s annual drive-thru breakfast Thursday morning.

As the fog lifted and the sunshine came out, so did the cars lining up at the Best Western Vernon Lodge to show their support for the United Way. The event raised $9,015 for United Wa and its partner service agencies.

Vernon Mayor Akbal Mund handed out bags alongside Lumby Mayor Kevin Acton.

“In Lumby, the United Way is a huge supporter of our community services, including the White Valley Community Resource Centre,” said Acton.

“They support so many organizations that, without their help, would cease to exist. It is great to see the community support,” added Mund.

This year, group orders from local businesses were up, with 200 of the 800 breakfast bags pre-ordered.

“This is the kick-off to our fall campaign and it raises awareness and support for our more than 20 community partners in the region,” said Linda Yule, United Way executive director.

Volunteers worked hard scrubbing car windows, taking coffee orders, accepting donations and handing out bags, keeping the line-up of cars moving so they could make it to their morning destinations.

For more information about United Way or to donate, visit www.unitedwaynocs.com.

 

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