100 Women Who Care Penticton helping victims of Princeton floods, and sponsoring refugee family from Sudan

Aid for floods and refugees

The 100 Women Who Care foundation in Penticton has been unable to meet in person to distribute funds to local charities due to COVID-19, but they are still working to support locals in need.

In normal years, members of the group meet up quarterly and pick from three deserving local organizations to donate money raised from their membership fees and from their events.

With COVID-19 placing restrictions on those events, the organization recently asked its members whether membership fees from 2020 and 2021 should be donated to two immediate causes in the community: Princeton flood relief, and a single refugee mother from Sudan supporting her seven children with housing, household goods, start-up needs and income support, with the government matching the latter for one year.

"It was an overwhelming response to donate all funds and split them between the two groups," wrote Sarah Trudeau, manager of grants and community initiatives, in an update to members this week.

"We are now inviting you, if you are interested, to make a one-time donation that will be pooled together with the funds and donated with a 50/50 split between the Princeton Flood Relief and the Summerland Refugee Group."

Anyone can donate to the 100 Women Who Care fund, which is a registered charity, whether you are a member or not.

Find a link to donate here until Wednesday, Dec. 1, to get the money out quickly to those in immediate need.

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