Vernon fundraiser to help warm winter for those in need

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VERNON - Gateway Casinos & Entertainment and their Lake City Casino property in Vernon has joined together with several local businesses to collect warm winter wear for the Upper Mission.  

Now until Nov. 7, simply bring in your excess coats, mitts, gloves, scarfs, boots for adults or children (clean and in good repair please) to either Lake City Casino or Vernon Hyundai and you will receive a ballot to enter to win a prize package courtesy of them valued at $500.

“Lake City Casino is very proud to be able to help this local organization. We encourage our customers, staff and community neighbour to give what you can to help create a warm winter for those in need.” says Ryan Doherty, General Manager at Lake City Casinos.

The Coats for the Cold campaign is the result of Match Eatery & Public House Manager Frankie Wruth seeing a need and wanting to be a part of the solution. Wruth and the Lake City team have partnered with Vernon Hyundai, and Eco Clean who are going to be laundering all the garments received before they are distributed.

The Upper Room Mission has been feeding Vernon’s hungry since 1980. Today, over the course of breakfast, lunch and dinner from Monday to Friday, the Upper Room serves more than 300 meals. Their dining hall is a warm, safe place where plates are filled for the disabled, the homeless, the low-income families and the seniors. They come here for food, and they come for a sense of community. The Upper Room Mission aims to give their guests something so much bigger than a meal.

"We provide a warm, safe environment for people in come in from the cold, enjoy a hot meal, and have their basic needs met in a respectful, welcoming manner,” Lisa Anderson, Director of Resource Development, says.

Donations can be dropped off at either Lake City Casinos or Vernon Hyundai from Oct. 5 to Nov. 7. Don’t miss your chance to make a difference in someone’s life.


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