The spirit of community at the Comox Military Family Resource Centre makes a real difference, resulting in a $500 donation to You Are Not alone (YANA) from the Java Talk networking group.
Last November several dedicated military wives, all members of the Comox Military Family Resource Centre’s networking group Java Talk, got together and decided they wanted to do something for the community in which they live.
For the second time in the same year they organized a family photo shoot, this time with the aim that some of the funds raised would be donated to YANA Comox Valley.
Volunteer photographers Dawn Veinot and Heather Matchett created a Christmas background for families to pose in and with the assistance of Kerry Konschak, they had close to 40 families attend their photo shoot.
Each family donated money and in February, the Java Talk group presented a cheque of $500 to the president of YANA Comox Valley, Judy Crier.
“Some of our military families have used YANA services before and it feels right to give back,” says Danielle Bernier, Comox MFRC program director.
The Comox MFRC is a registered not-for-profit organization that has been providing unique programs and services to military members and their families in the Comox Valley for over 20 years.
— Comox Military Family Resource Centre