Surrey employees raise thousands for United Way

Cheque for $234,000 will help children, seniors and women fleeing abuse, says mayor.

Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts (in red) with City of Surrey employees

City of Surrey employees raised a record $234,000 for children, seniors and women in need through this year’s United Way campaign.

Mayor Dianne Watts and the city’s United Way committee handed over the cheque Dec. 5 during a presentation at city hall.

“Every year our employees generously donate time and money to help our community, and I want to thank them for their dedication to the United Way. The money raised will make a real difference in the lives of children and seniors, as well as women fleeing domestic abuse,” said Watts, adding the Surrey Fire Service raised around half of the total donation and 90 per cent of members contributed.

City of Surrey employees have donated around $900,000 to United Way over the past four years.

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