Ray comes to the rescue
Community Roofing’s Ray Skelton, centre, donated $20,000 in labor to Vernon Hospice House. He is pictured here with Kevin Rothwell and Lisa Mathews with the North Okanagan Hospice Society.
When Ray Skeleton of Community Roofing heard the Vernon Hospice House needed some work done, he did not hesitate to step up.
On Saturday the North Okanagan Hospice Society held a fundraiser at Lake City Casino where Skelton offered $20,000 in labour for much-needed work on the hospice building.
“Basically half of the hospice house roof needs fairly urgent replacement,” said Kevin Rothwell, with the NOHS. “That’s probably our biggest capital item on the books right now.”
Rothwell said many people and businesses stopped by the Stop, Drop and Donate drive thru fundraiser.
“There were lots of great smaller donations today. It was great to see people coming out,” said Rothwell, adding not all of the donations were monetary.
Hospice House needed a new crock pot – the old one was being held together with electricians tape – some of the staff from Nixon Wenger purchased a new one for the charitable organization.
There were also donations of the dietary supplement Boost, as well as juice packs and other needed items.
And of course, there were also numerous cash donations as well.
People can donate to Hospice House year round by visiting the NOHS website.
“People can donate anytime. They can see the wish list and they can designate if there is a specific item then want to donate towards,” said Rothwell. “Or they can donate to our ongoing programs.”