December saw the Chetwynd Communications Society present half a dozen charities and non-profit organizations with nearly $265,000 to fund various programs of each charity.
The six organizations were School District #59, Salvation Army, Tansi Friendship Centre, Bethel Pentecostal Church, Child Development Centre and the Nawican Advancement Society. Jacqueline Van Spronsen-Janssen was on hand representing Bethel Pentecostal and Networks Ministries.
“It was exciting. I have to say it was an amazing experience from such a small town. We picked up a check for $75,000. There was so much joy in the room, everyone was super excited, and I would like to thank all that have participated in a bingo. This is where the money is coming from and those who participated in this,” she said noting the money was going to be earmarked for one project.
“Will go a long way towards our new building.”
The sentiment was echoed by others.
“Incredible generosity and support,” added a Networks Ministries volunteer fundraiser online after the donation.