East Kootenay Community Credit Union (EKC) held their annual event to raise funds for the Elk Valley Safe Homes and Kids Count Too Program on September 24th.

In addition to a walk, EKC held BBQs, bake sales, a raffle and took donations. The total raised for 2014 was over $1,800. In addition, EKC donated $1,500. The total donation to date for 2014 is just over $3,300 with donations still coming in.

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Stop by the Fernie branch or see EKC’s Facebook page for the raffle winners. Thanks again for all the businesses that were supportive.

The Safe Homes provides free, confidential services to Elk Valley women and children in matters of domestic violence. Need often outpaces funding for this organization and these funds together with provincial funding will be used for operating expenses in maintaining Elk Valley Safes Homes and Kids Count Too Program.

EKC extends a thank you to all who have supported and contributed to the walk. Since 2000, they have raised over $47,700. Thanks to your help, EKC will continue to support these programs.

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“Imagine for a moment being afraid in your own home; being afraid of the person you love, trust and share your life with. In the last year, Elk Valley Safe Homes has provided over 1470 shelter nights to women and their children fleeing domestic violence. A total of 156 women and children have received support during that time.

For more information please contact:

Kim Lennox: 250.423.9222

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