$10,000 has been donated to fund renovations for an extreme weather shelter in Fort St. James. Four Rivers Co-op photo

Four Rivers Co-op donates $10,000 to new shelter in Fort St. James

The donation will fund renovations for the project

Four Rivers Co-op has donated $10,000 to the KEY Resource Centre for a renovation of its new facility in Fort St. James, which will become the extreme weather shelter.

The donation comes from the organization’s Community Support Fund.

The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing announced funding for the new shelter at the end of December, 2018.

READ MORE: Fort St. James to receive funds for extreme weather shelter

The KEY Resource Centre provides the homeless, single-parent families, families that live in poverty, seniors and individuals with addiction and substance abuse issues with access to resources, services and programs to improve their situation. Their Extreme Weather Shelter will provide a safe place for vulnerable persons in the community, particularly during the winter months when the weather is most dangerous.

“We are proud to be able to support organizations who’s initiatives support and improve the quality of life in our communities,” said Bud Pye, president of the board of directors of Four Rivers Co-op. “When you support organizations and groups that support their communities, everyone benefits. Helping an organization that directly works toward improving the quality of life of hundreds of people in need is one that Four Rivers Co-op is proud to stand behind.”

“We are thrilled to be able to support a wide range of causes through our 2018 Community Support Fund including seniors and youth groups, community organizations and social programs,” said Allan Bieganski, general manager for Four Rivers Co-op. “We are very happy to be able to support our communities, and are ecstatic to announce that the The KEY Resource Centre is one of 10 recipients for 2018.”

In 2017, Four Rivers Co-op contributed more than $105,000 to community groups, charities, non-profit organizations and sports groups, over and above the Community Support Fund donations.

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