Randi Lund volunteers at the United Way Drive-Thru  Breakfast this Thursday morning.

Randi Lund volunteers at the United Way Drive-Thru Breakfast this Thursday morning.

United Way drive through Vernon breakfast sells out

Greater Vernon comes through with support for United Way North Okanagan Columbia Shuswap

For the first time in a number of years, United Way’s drive through breakfast sold out before 9 a.m.

Preliminary numbers show the annual fundraising event, which took place Thursday morning at the Vernon Atrium, starting at 6 a.m., raised more than $10,580.

“It’s looking like $1,000 over last year,” said Linda Yule, Executive Director, United Way North Okanagan Columbia Shuswap.

Those funds will go a long towards supporting community programs, and in turn supporting community members in need.

“$10,000 in some cases covers an entire program we fund, sometimes two,” said Yule.

Vernon and North Okanagan organizations benefitting from United Way include:

– Brain Trust Canada

– Canadian Mental Health Association

– Community Dental Access Centre

– Community Recreational Initiatives Society

– Compassionate Friends of Vernon

– Enderby and District Family Resource Centre

–  Family Resource Centre Society

– First Nations Friendship Centre

– Food Action Society: Community Kitchens

– Independent Living Vernon

– North Okanagan Therapeutic Riding Association

– Okanagan Boys and Girls Club

– Shuswap Okanagan Treatment Centre

– Whitevalley Community Resource Centre