September 2017

Day of Caring for Eyecare Heroes

September 5th, 2017|Day of Caring, Uncategorized|

People experiencing vision loss are at a greater risk of social isolation and reduced community participation. 75% of vision loss can be treated or prevented and early diagnosis of eye problems can decrease the needless loss of vision. On Tuesday, August 29, 2017 Ebata Eyecare hosted a Day of Caring® in partnership with the Canadian [...]

August 2017

This too shall pass: Wildfire Recovery

August 30th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Last month, Tai, a housekeeper with United Way’s Better at Home initiative in Ashcroft, BC, stepped out from her mobile home in Boston Flats for a short trip to purchase groceries. What unfolded during next hour was a nightmare beyond her imagining. “When I left to return home I was told that the highway was already [...]

July 2017

United for BC Wildfire Recovery

July 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|

            July 18th, 2017 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Kamloops, B.C. – As fires continue to devastate British Columbia, United Way is mobilizing efforts through “United for BC Wildfire Recovery”, a national initiative preparing for the recovery and rebuilding of communities across the province. “Recovery from a crisis like the B.C. [...]

Volunteers United for BC Wildfire Recovery

July 11th, 2017|2017 BC Wildfires, Uncategorized|

In preparation for the hard work ahead, United Way is currently compiling a database of volunteers wanting to aid in the recovery from the BC Wildfires. As volunteer opportunities arise, we will be reaching out to this database for help as we work together with other local agencies and organizations to rebuild the communities affected.   [...]

BC Interior Wildfires: How You Can Help?

July 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|

SHARED FROM GLOBAL NEWS  With more than 180 wildfires burning around B.C. on Saturday and more than 38,000 people across B.C’s interior and Cariboo regions displaced by the fire, many are wondering how they can help those in need. People around B.C. are offering to help in any way they can. B.C. Wildfire Service and [...]

June 2017

Interiors Savings; Giving a Hand Up

June 30th, 2017|Uncategorized|

On June 27th and 28th, 2017 Interior Savings Kamloops participated in a phenomenal Day of Caring® at Interior Community Services' newest building in Kamloops. The former Mt. Paul United Church has now been dedicated as a food and community centre. The new centre, hosted by Interior Community Services, has many different community groups and food services using [...]

Helping Hands Giving Hope to a Local Senior

June 30th, 2017|Uncategorized|

On June 26, 2017 the Young Professionals of Kamloops Rotaract participated in a Day of Caring® at a local senior's home and cleaned up her yard. The senior had not been able to maintain her yard for a while, resulting in it becoming overgrown and unmanagable. Graham Dick, David Becker, and Trent Thompson got started right [...]

Do Something Good! They’re Watching..

June 26th, 2017|All that kids can be, Campaign 2017|

As a member of our 2017 Campaign Cabinet and owner of Amplify Consulting, Aleece Laird is no stranger to "making the ask" and raising funds for the community. When she was approached to participate in Jail & Bail: Heroes vs Villains, she grabbed her two sons, Calum and Maclean, and got to work raising nearly $10,000 that will [...]