Community support for health care continues to grow.
The Light A Bulb campaign at Vernon Jubilee Hospital has reached $179,100 of its $200,000 goal to purchase medical equipment.
“The goal has not yet been met and it’s not too late to make a donation for the 2012 tax year,” said Michael Concannon, campaign chairperson.
“Donations must be dated and postmarked by Dec. 31.”
Donations have come from throughout the North Okanagan, including Adelle Munk’s Grade 3/4 class at Falkland Elementary.
“We did a wreath raffle, a clay ornament sale (the kids made all of the ornaments) and we also did a bake sale,” said Munk.
“I am very proud of my students. They worked very hard. They managed to raise $475.”
The campaign has also received $300 from the Vernon Community Singers and donations from Grizzly Curb and Concrete, Prem Holdings and the Enderby Inn.
For more information or to donate, visit the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation office inside the hospital or call 250-558-1362.
Donations can also be made online at www.vjhfoundation.org.
“By making a tax deductible donation to Light A Bulb, you help light the trees on top of our hospital,” said Concannon.