East Hill Community Church. Photo: Amanda Lynn. (Google image)

Coldstream group holds auction for refugee family moving to Vernon

The Long Table will be holding an online auction for the family until Sunday, May 12.

The Long Table, a non-denominational group of Vernon and Coldstream residents, is hosting an online auction until Sunday, May 12 to help a family of immigrants settle into their new home in Vernon.

The Long Table is working with East Hill Community Church and World renew to help settle a single mother and her four children who will be coming to Vernon in the next few months through United Nations High Commission on Refugees (UNHCR).

Proceeds from the auction will help with initial expenses such as damage deposit and first month’s rent, weather-appropriate clothing, household needs, school supplies, and medical emergencies.

Donations are being accepted in the form of cheques addressed to East Hill Community Church with “The Long Table” on the memo line. Cheques can be mailed directly to 3605 12 St, Vernon, BC V1T 3S7.

Those interested in dontating to the online auction, visit www.32auctions.com/longtable.

Related: GUEST COLUMN: A refugee and immigrant story

Related: Popular Vernon auction funds help international projects

To report a typo, email:
newstips@vernonmorningstar.com
.


@VernonNews
newstips@vernonmorningstar.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

KFD, COSAR rescue injured hiker in Kelowna

Rescue happened after 1 p.m. on Lost Lake Trail after woman injured her leg

Firefighter spring training comes to Lake Country

From LNG to breaking down doors, firefighters get training from industry pros

Okanagan-Shuswap weather: Thunderstorm possible for South Okanagan

The rest of the region will enjoy a sunny day.

Free GolfBC Championship hits Kelowna golf course

Gallagher’s Canyon Golf Club hosts the Mackenzie Tour June 13

Okanagan FC kicks off regular season Saturday night

OKFC starts their inaugural season of the Pacific Coast Soccer League (PCSL) in Penticton

Police say it’s “impressive” no arrests were made after Raptors celebrations

Toronto will play the Western Conference champion Golden State Warriors next

Social media giants in hot seat as politicians consider regulations in Ottawa

Committee members will also grill representatives from Facebook, Twitter

Neighbours help save Okanagan garage fire from spreading

Neighbours knock down fire enough before BX-Swan Lake firefighters arrive to fully extinguish

UBC researchers want to hear from rural residents on health care

Once completed, the project will inform health care planning and policy decisions

Kamloops RCMP investigate violent home invasion

Police believe the incident was targeted

Wildfire crews watching for dangerous wind shift in High Level, Alta.

The Chuckegg Creek fire is raging out of control about three kilometres southwest of the town

UN urges Canada to take more vulnerable Mexican migrants from Central America

The request comes as the United States takes a harder line on its Mexican border

Trail played role during fur trade era

Fur Brigade Trail in Okanagan has long history

Most Read