An anonymous donor was so impressed by the new Arrowsmith Search and Rescue (ASAR) Operations centre during the open house event held last fall, that they wanted to help the community assist ASAR with a new $20,000 matched funding campaign.
All donations made between Jan. 16 and Feb. 28, 2022, will be matched dollar-for-dollar, up to $20,000.
Brian and Moila Jenkins of Longhouse Specialty Forest Products in Qualicum Beach were excited about this opportunity and stepped up right away.
The week of Monday, Jan. 17, they presented Ken Peters, ASAR president, with a cheque for $2,000 to kickstart the matching campaign.
“We’re excited to launch this campaign and assist Arrowsmith Search and Rescue in building its new Operations Centre,” said Brian Jenkins.
“We are overwhelmed by the tremendous support the (Parksville Qualicum Beach) community has provided us over the past year. And while there is still work to be done to finish the centre, we were able to move much of our operations into the building last fall,” said Peters.
More information on how to donate to ASAR can be found at: www.arrowsmithsar.ca or through email at email@example.com.
– NEWS Staff, submitted