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Posted: December 9, 2021

Kootenay Savings helps grant holiday wishes

Kootenay Savings Credit Union is helping the holiday season come a little early this year for 17 diverse and dedicated community groups and service clubs.

In keeping with the credit union’s proud tradition of investing in the well-being of those living, working and playing in the Kootenays, the Kootenay Savings Community Foundation is excited to announce $67,000 in new grants.

“Every year, through grants, donations, sponsorships, bursaries and more, Kootenay Savings invests a portion of our profits back into the communities we serve. We take great pride in being part of the fabric of the Kootenays, and we’re honoured to be able to partner with so many wonderful like-minded organizations to help support and uplift the region,” shares Kootenay Savings Community Liaison, Aron Burke.

This latest round of funding will provide a boost to a wide array of initiatives throughout the Kootenays – constructing new affordable housing units, expanding emergency medical services, enhancing food security, and many other worthy causes that help strengthen communities.

In addition to the grants, the KS Community Foundation is also making a $15,000 donation to the Canadian Red Cross to help with the relief and recovery efforts resulting from the recent flooding, landslides, mudslides and other incidents across the South Coastal and Interior regions of BC. The Red Cross is working to get help to people in and around affected areas as quickly as possible and provide humanitarian assistance for new needs as they arise. All money raised will enable the Red Cross to carry out relief, recovery, resiliency, and risk reduction activities in and beyond the region at the individual and community levels.

The Kootenay Savings Community Foundation was formed in 2000 to support non-profit cultural, economic, educational, environmental, health and social projects.

Over $5 million in grants, endowments and bursaries have been distributed since inception. Application form and more details available online.

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