EKC raises $3k for upcoming Coldest Night Walk
East Kootenay Community Credit Union (EKC) Board of Directors and Senior Managers joined The Homeless Outreach and Prevention team (Tracy Pound and Erin Pan) and Community Connection representatives (Gwen Noble and Kim Levie) at an information session at EKC.
EKC presented a cheque for $3,000. The money has been raised by staff with ‘Jeans Day,’ member donations and like all EKC donations from their co-operative practise of contributing at least four per cent of pre-tax profits back to their local communities.
Mindy Atti, Team Captain and Branch Manager of East Kootenay Community Credit Union states, “The walk has sparked conversation amongst our staff about our homeless population. Even though we may not see Cranbrook as having members of our community at risk, like some major centres, it exists, and we need to work together and make a difference.”
Community Connections Society SE BC is hosting the walk and wants to let people know there is still time to sign up and get involved in the family-friendly winter fundraising walk on the evening of February 25.
The Homeless Outreach and Prevention Coordinators will be available from 12 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, February 22 to accept donations for those that would like to drop by Community Connections Centre (209 A 16th Avenue North).
Cranbrook Dodge will be hosting a pre-registration event at Cranbrook Dodge from 1 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, February 23 for those who have time restraints and would like to register early.
Margy DeNeef Slute will be on hand and donations will also be accepted during pre-registration.
Walk options include a two, five or 10-km route, starting at Mount Baker Secondary School. Warm up stations with toasty drinks are from Tim Hortons and Hot Shots. The walk finishes at the Community Connections Society where the HeidOut Restaurant and Brewhouse, will be serving warm bowls of soup.
It’s not too late! Ask your friends and family and join the 25 teams who will try to better understand the experience of being on the streets during a cold Canadian winter night.
At EKC, we make local lending decisions, local policies, and we have a local Board of Directors. If you are interested in being part of something bigger, not just something big, please stop by, call, or visit EKCCU.COM.
Above photo – EKC Board of Directors and Senior Managers present $3,000 to Gwen Noble, Kim Levie, Tracy Pound and Erin Pan for the Coldest Night Walk. Photo submitted