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Posted: January 24, 2022

Cranbrook Dodge steps up big time for Foundry

Foundry East Kootenay is another step closer to breaking ground thanks to Cranbrook Dodge and its donation of $21,000. This is their second donation to the campaign as they previously donated $10,000 in December 2020.

Brenna Baker, Executive Director for the East Kootenay Foundation for Health said, “We are so thankful that we have Cranbrook Dodge as a funding partner. Steve and his team go above and beyond to help out with many of the projects that we have on the go. They continue to step up every year and donate. Cranbrook Dodge is always there for their community.”

Cranbrook Dodge General Manager Steve Mercandelli believes that investing in the well-being of this wonderful community is so important.

“When we heard about Foundry coming to the community we had to jump on board. I think we all know someone that could have benefitted from this amazing organization, and now, more than ever, the youth in our community need a safe place they can go to get help without having to jump through hurdles,” he said.

“We believe that during times like we are experiencing, it is more important than ever that we come together as a community and ensure the doors open. We believe that Foundry will be a great asset in providing the mental health support that our youth need right now. The sales team has a vested interest in this goal, a goal that was set at the beginning of 2021. Thanks to you and the community’s tremendous support, it is happening. Without local support, and our great team here, this could not have been achieved!”

The lead agency for Foundry East Kootenay is the Ktunaxa Kinbasket Child & Family Services. The East Kootenay Foundation for Health is the funding partner and is accepting all donations on their behalf. Foundry will be a walk-in wellness centre for all youth ages 12-24 focusing on mental health, substance use, primary care and a wide array of other services.

Foundry will be a very important place in our community that will help youth and their families from all over the East Kootenay.

To find out more or to donate to the East Kootenay please visit HERE or call 250-489-6481.

Lead image: Colin Sinclair, Brenna Baker, Ari Kupritz, Nolan Varley, Steve Mercandelli and Jason Spyksma. Photo submitted

East Kootenay Foundation for Health

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