United Way CEO Roberta Squire talks with Volunteer Terrace executive director Tracey Davidson about where there are gaps in service in Terrace. One of those gaps they discussed was transportation for seniors, and Squire said that is something United Way is seriously considering getting behind. (Jackie Lieuwen photo)

UPDATE: United Way tour rolls into Terrace

First ever Northern tour to showcase local stories, benefit local causes

The United Way rolled into Terrace on Saturday as part of a 20-community, first ever United Tour of Northern B.C. In a press release the organization said the five-week journey will be shared over social media (#UnitedTourNBC2018!) to tell local stories throughout the region, bringing together change makers and raising funds that will stay local.

United Way of Northern BC (UWNBC) CEO Roberta Squire met with the Northern Brain Injury Association at the start of their Terrace stop May 5.

Squire said they met a Terrace man who’d had a motorcycle accident a number of years ago and was told he would never walk or talk again.

“Now he is a functioning man with his own business,” said Squire. “But he’s still dealing with a lot of stuff, he can’t handle crowds, can’t sit with his family and enjoy Christmas dinner.”

After that meeting, Squire and fellow United Way staff met with Better at Home, a volunteer organization that supports the non-medical needs of older residents of the province.

Squire says one of the goals of their discussions is finding the gaps in community services. One gap she said they talked about is transportation for seniors, with one handyDART in Terrace running limited hours.

“I think that United Way of Northern B.C. is going to get behind that, to get that changed for you guys,” she said.

Later on Saturday afternoon, United Way met with city council to discuss the role of UWNBC in Terrace and how to increase its community impact.

“We support more than 500 programs that provide social and community services in the region and bring people and resources together to strengthen and enhance the quality of life of the most vulnerable people in the community,” said a UWNBC spokesperson.

The delegation also stopped off at Mr. Mikes, a Champion Sponsor, to thank them for being “active community supporters throughout the entire northern region, and for all the amazing work they have done.”

A 50/50 draw is running in parallel with the #UnitedTourNBC2018. Money raised will put back into Northern B.C. and entrants have a chance to win up to $50,000. Tickets are available online here.

The draw date is June 14.


 


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