Valley First credit union donates $20K for Princeton flood victims

$20K for flood victims

Valley First credit union has announced a major donation to the Princeton Flood Relief fund established by the Community Foundation of the South Okanagan Similkameen.

The fund has been set up as the town continues to battle ongoing issues after last week's historic flooding.

The $20,000 announced Wednesday from Valley First will go towards relief and recovery efforts.

"The community of Princeton has a big heart and is responding to the devastation with incredible courage,” says Paulo Araujo, president of Valley First.

“Valley First has deep roots here in Princeton and now the community needs everyone’s help from all of us across Valley First and First West. Our team is rallying to provide these funds where they’re most needed, because the idea of neighbour-helping-neighbour is part of who we are.”

Last week Valley First also donated $3,000 to the Princeton Food Bank as part of the organization’s ongoing Feed the Valley program, which supports food banks throughout the Okanagan, Similkameen and Thompson Valleys.

For more information on the Princeton relief fund and how you can help, click here.

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