Doig River sparks challenge to raise money for local non-profits

December 31, 2022


by Shailynn Foster December 9, 2022

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Doig River First Nation recently sparked a challenge that resulted in $15,000 being raised for two Fort St. John non-profits.

On Friday, Doig River First Nation, Úújǫ, and Fraction Energy members presented a $7,500 cheque to both the Women’s Resource Society and the Salvation Army.

The funds were made possible after the companies challenged one another to match donations.

Lisa Jewell, the outreach coordinator for the Women’s Resource Society, said the organization’s client numbers are “through the roof” in 2022.

“We’re seeing families who actually used to be donors coming through this year that have come through, and they are heartbroken and full of embarrassment and shame,” Jewell explained.

“We do our best to try and make them get that Christmas feeling happening still, and we do it by using the donations that we receive from places like Doig and the rest of the community members that are regularly donating to us.”

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