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Tree of Lights raises more than $30,000

Trista Spencer, United Way of Northern B.C. executive director

After extending it into the New Year, the Tree of Lights campaign in Prince George has raised $30,557.

“We have been trying to put into words the gratitude we have for the incredible generosity of this community and find that nothing seems to express how overwhelmed we truly feel about this remarkable achievement,” said Trista Spencer, executive director of the United Way of Northern BC.”It’s a testament to the heart of Prince George, and northern B.C., and we are so honoured to be able to do the work we do to support those who need it most. There are so many that came together to reach this goal; donors, sponsors, agencies, volunteers, community leaders, the UWNBC staff. It’s a true representation of the work we do every day – that each one of us can make a real difference by coming together in whatever way we can. Thank you.”

The list of contributors to the campaign is long, but the Tree of Lights would not have been possible without the sponsorships and efforts of the following organizations: Warmac Ventures Ltd, The Coast Prince George Hotel by APA, Brink Group of Companies, McWalter Media Group, Vista Radio, PG Recycling & Return-it-centre, Team Powerhouse Realty, Northern Hart Designs, Northland Nissan, BC Northern Real Estate Board, King Pine Contracting, Sterling Crane, PG Rentals Ltd, Royal Bank, Scotiabank, Canadian Western Bank, and Western Equipment Ltd.

With the funds raised to be directed to programming and supports around the drug abuse and overdose crisis, the UWNBC team will be hard at work in the coming months, ensuring that the proceeds from this campaign are directed to programming and supports that will make the most impact possible.

To find out more about United Way and see what is next for the UWNBC team, please go to www.unitedwaynbc.ca or follow on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @unitedwaynbc.

United Way of Northern BC aims to improve communities in Northern BC through connecting resources to local needs. UWNBC positively affects one in three people through their impact work in the region; empowering other non-profit agencies, engaging with community partners and multiple levels, advocating the unique needs of the Northern BC region, engaging in the Day of Caring initiatives, and providing funding to other non-profits through their Community Investment and Impact Program.

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