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‘Tis the season for giving: White Rock Elks donate $8,000 to community groups

Salvation Army, Sources food bank among recent recipients

The White Rock Elks were busy doing some giving before the holidays.

The organization’s goal is to support youth and community, and its members fundraises throughout the year towards that goal, said White Rock Elks committee head for charity and fundraising Bob O’Keefe.

“Our lodge has recovered somewhat from the COVID-19 pandemic, and our rental activities are now robust and (that) – together with financial support from our White Rock corporate community – allows us to dedicate additional and much-needed funds to our charities as required,” he said.

“Our charitable donations this year have gone a long way to support community needs, particularly in the area of homelessness, food banks, youth scholarships, and veterans.”

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In addition to donating to groups such as the White Rock Youth Ambassadors, the Red Cross and youth scholarships throughout the year, the White Rock Elks donated $8,000 to six Peninsula organizations Tuesday.

The recipients are:

• $2,000 to the Salvation Army

• $2,000 to Sources Food Bank

• $1,000 to White Rock Firefighters Charity Association

• $1,000 to Brella Community Services

• $1,000 to BC Family Hearing Resource Centre

• $1,000 to Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Fund

Tricia Weel

About the Author: Tricia Weel

I’m a lifelong writer, and worked as a journalist in community newspapers for more than a decade, from White Rock to Parksville and Qualicum Beach, to Abbotsford and Surrey, from 2001-2012
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