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United Way of Northern BC’s #LocalLove campaign surpasses fundraising goal

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

United Way of Northern BC has announced that the community of Prince George has once again showered its #LocalLove in abundance.

What seemed like an ambitious goal of $50,000 to raise for critical community programming has been surpassed by 35 per cent. After extending the campaign into the new year, the United Way has raised $68,886 to support social service programming in Prince George.

Once again, local people and businesses have shown an unparalleled commitment to support the local community and t hose that need it most, especially as so many are affected by economic downturns and the prolonged pandemic. The love and support that the people in Prince George have shown for each other is inspiring and incredibly heartwarming.

The funds raised through the United Way Tree of lights campaign will go towards addressing some of the most pressing issues that the Prince George community faces. The need for social service has heightened to a level never seen before.

“Thank you Prince George,” said Trista Spencer, executive director for the United Way of Northern B.C. “This community continues to amaze us. The incredibly generous people and organizations in our northern B.C. community always show up when it’s needed for their friends, family, and neighbours. This response to our Tree of Lights campaign truly demonstrates the amazing things we can do together, and through the proceeds from this campaign, the local agencies and people that will be impacted is beyond measure.

“Thank you to our sponsors, donors, and supporters for believing in each other, and trusting us to help you maximize the impact we can make right here in Prince George. We are eternally grateful.”

“Congratulations to the United Way of Northern BC for another outstanding Tree of Lights campaign, said Kevin Anderson, vice-president of operations for Canfor. “Canfor is proud to continue working with the United Way of Northern BC to support those in Prince George who are most in need.”

“The Tree of Lights campaign is just one example of our community’s generosity and enthusiasm to help each other,” said Kevin Horsnell, vice-president of operations,

Canfor Wood Products. “Thank you to everyone who generously contributed and the dedicated volunteers for your support of the United Way of Northern BC.”

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