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JoeAnna's House feels love

JoeAnna’s House has received another major donation to help support construction and operation.

The TELUS Thompson Okanagan Community Board has raised $70,000 for the project since 2017.

“In times of crisis, families should be able to place all of their focus into helping their loved one get better, and JoeAnna’s House helps eliminate the added stress of looking for accommodations so that families can stay together and focus on their loved ones live-saving treatment and recovery,” said Steven Jenkins, TELUS General Manager. “TELUS is recognized as one of the most giving companies in the world, and we believe that we have a responsibility to give back to the communities where we live and work. The TELUS Okanagan Community Board and our Ambassadors are so proud to support the dedicated team at JoeAnna’s House, and in turn the many families that will benefit from their support.”
 
In addition to the monetary support, TELUS is also outfitting the home-away-from-home with internet and Optik TV, ensuring families can stay connected and unwind with in-home entertainment after long days at the hospital.

“TELUS is so genuine in their desire make a difference in our community,” says Allison Ramchuk, Director of Philanthropy for the KGH Foundation. “And they are. We are incredibly grateful for their partnership.”

Since launching the campaign to build and operate JoeAnna’s House, the project has received unprecedented community support.

“To date we have raised just over $8 million dollars and our efforts will continue,” notes Doug Rankmore, CEO of the KGH Foundation. “As construction progresses, our focus shifts to helping families, now and for years to come.”

Once open, JoeAnna’s House will be funded and operated by the KGH Foundation. The KGH Foundation hopes to complete construction by Christmas 2019.



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