Fort St. John non-profits supported by $50,000 boost to United Way of Northern BC

The United Way of Northern B.C. recently received a $50,000 injection of cash from Petronas that will be put towards programs in Fort St. John.

The donation, presented on Nov. 6, will go toward local organizations working to eradicate hunger, homelessness, and enhance employability, the United Way said in a news release.

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"This amount will enable us to fill the funding gaps and assist even more individuals and families living an impoverished life," said Mahvish Parvez, the agency's resource development officer.

The United Way helps to fund non-profit programming run by the Fort St. John Women’s Resource Society, North Peace Seniors Housing Society, North Peace Justice Society, Northern BC Friends of Children Society, and the Northern Brain Injury Association, among others.

“We’re inspired by the work that the United Way of Northern B.C. does to address poverty in the region and are hopeful that our donation will enable them, and the organizations they fund, to support those who are in need," said Liz Hannah, vice president of external affairs for Petronas.

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