BC Hydro donates $200,000 to Fort St. John Salvation Army

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The Salvation Army has unveiled a plaque recognizing BC Hydro’s $200,000 donation to their Northern Centre of Hope in Fort St. John. The plaque is now in the Centre’s kitchen.

Lieutenant Colonel Larry Martin, the Divisional Commander of the Salvation Army for B.C. said he is pleased they have received this donation from BC Hydro.

“This funding has helped us to pay for important repairs and maintenance at the Centre of Hope, allowing us to continue to help those most in need.”

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BC Hydro says they are continuing to ‘support Peace region communities through a series of mitigation measures,’ as they continue on the Site-C project.

“We are pleased to provide this funding to support The Salvation Army’s Northern Centre of Hope and its emergency and transitional housing services within the community of Fort St. John,” said Diane McSherry, Site-C’s Vice-President and Project Director.

The funding provides $175,000 for building repairs and maintenance and $25,000 to kick off the Salvation Army’s Christmas Kettle Campaign.

The $175,000 donation has funded a new roof on the Centre, as ice damming and seepage was a serious concern last winter.

The roof had been identified as the Centre’s biggest need.

“I’m pleased to see BC Hydro investing in local organizations in Fort St. John,” said Pat Pimm, Peace River North MLA, adding that the Salvation Army’s Northern Centre of Hope helps the region’s most vulnerable citizens.

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