Comox Valley Record publisher Keith Currie presents YANA (You Are Not Alone) executive director Kelly Barnie with a cheque for $11,000 - the proceeds from the Valley Vonka event. YANA is a local non-profit society that provides accommodation and funding to Comox Valley families who need to travel outside the community for medical treatment for a child under 19 or for a pregnant mother. Grand Knight, Larry Jangula of Dr. Briggs Council #4597, presented two cheques totaling $3,500 to Salvation Army Capt. Kevin Elsasser to address food for the needy. $2,000 was from Council funds, and $1,500 was from our Charity Appeal monies, which are normally raised by ticket sales in the mall etc. However, this year because of Covid-19, all ticket sales are online at www.KofCDraw.net/C4597. Brother Roger Collin, youth director of Dr. Briggs Council #4597 Knights of Columbus, presents a cheque for $2,000 to Caron Mulgrew comptroller at the Gaglardi Christian Academy in Comox. Grand Knight Larry Jangula of Dr. Briggs Council #4597, Knights of Columbus, presented a $1,000 cheque to Hollee Card, executive director of L’Arche Comox Valley. Dr. Briggs Council #4597, Knights of Columbus Grand Knight Larry Jangula, presents a $2,157.33 cheque to David Reynold, executive director of the Comox Valley Food Bank. The cheque represents some of the Charity Appeal funds raised locally by the Knights. 100+ Women Who Care Comox Valley Cheque Presentation for John Howard Society- Kid Start $7,250. Pictured, from left - Monica Parkin ( 100+ Women committee), Wendy Thurlborn ( John Howard Society- Kid Start), Carol Daize ( 100+ Women committee), Lisa Wilcox ( 100+ Women committe), Allison Morrison ( 100+ Women member) Laila T. Goosen ( 100+ Women committee). Courtenay Quality Foods manager Robb Byrnes presents Cumberland Mayor Leslie Baird with a donation of QF gift cards for Cumberland Food Share program. Cumberland Food Share prepares and delivers healthy weekly food boxes to families and singles in Cumberland requiring food assistance.
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