Young Professionals Comox Valley raise $6,100 for Habitat for Humanity

Young Professionals Comox Valley raised $6,100 in a Spring Gala and Fundraiser to benefit the Habitat for Humanity.

The Young Professionals Comox Valley (YPCV) raised $6,100 recently in a Spring Gala and Fundraiser to benefit the Habitat for Humanity.

With an ambitious goal of $10,000, attendees bid on silent auction items, a balloon pop draw and a 50/50 at Crown Isle. It was attended by 130 YPCV members and guests.

“We can’t thank our guests and sponsors enough for their support,” says Jill Rushton, YPCV special events executive and sales and events manager with the Old House Village Hotel and Spa.

“I was astounded at the response from our community getting behind this event,” says Rushton. “Those in attendance gave back in support of families in need — that is what community is all about.”

The YPCV thanks major sponsors the Vancouver island Real Estate Board, Vancouver Island InsuranCentres and Hub Insurance.

YPCV will make up one of 10 teams under the JET-FM umbrella. which will build homes with Habitat for Humanity here in the Comox Valley.

The fundraising doesn’t stop for this emerging group. Their eyes are still set on surpassing their goal of $10,000 and asking YPCV members to volunteer on the build day itself.

They are looking for more community support by being the first of the JET-FM team to reach their goal. To support the YPCV team anyone can donate online to the YPCV Habitat for Humanity Team page by following the link from www.facebook.com/ypcomoxvalley or www.ypcomoxvalley.com.

The Young Professionals are also hosting a Golf and Dinner TGIF Taster for YPCV members and guests June 22 at Longlands Golf Course. For tickets, contact Jill at events@ypcomoxvalley.com. All proceeds will go to Habitat for Humanity.

Habitat for Humanity aims to eliminate the need for low-income families to live in substandard housing by creating stability through affordable home ownership.

The Young Professionals of Comox Valley (YPCV) aims to promote social interaction and assist in the professional development of the Comox Valley’s future leaders. The group is open to business professionals, employees and entrepreneurs under the age of 40 who live or work in the Comox Valley.

For more information, visit www.ypcomoxvalley.com.

— Young Professionals of Comox Valley

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