Russ Nelson

Russ Nelson

Kindling for kids a Telethon fundraising initiative

  • Sep. 18, 2014 8:00 p.m.

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Comox Valley residents Russ and Sharon Nelson have always been active in the community and this year they are continuing their long time support of the Comox Valley Child Development Association by spearheading the “Kindling for Kids” campaign.

The Nelsons have been involved with the Child Development Association since its earliest days. Their son Craig went to the CDC for treatment after a car accident. Soon after, Sharon agreed to take a position as a board member and one of her first tasks was to get involved with the planning of the very first Telethon, 39 years ago. Since then she has consistently volunteered by answering phones or helping in the kitchen.

Through his many years of working as a roofer, Russ has collected a lot of shingles and he had the great idea that he could use the extras to raise funds for the Telethon. Hand splitting each one, Russ is creating cedar kindling that will quickly spark up a fire when those cooler fall and winter nights do arrive.

The kindling can be bought for $5 a bundle or a large bag for $12. It is available at Reliable Auto Body, 787 Cumberland Road or by contacting the Child Development Association at 250-338-4288.

Thanks to Mike McLaren, Reliable will match all funds raised.

 

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