The 100+ Women Who Care in Vernon are giving their support to the Upper Room Mission during these difficult times. (File photo)

Women caring for North Okanagan’s most vulnerable

100+ Women Who Care may not be meeting, but they are lending support to the Upper Room Mission

Vernon’s 100+ Women Who Care are committed to feeding those in need.

The group may not be meeting, due to COVID-19, but have still committed to funding a local charity that would be in greatest need in the community.

“It became apparent that having food to eat is a basic need that many are now facing, not only those who are under privileged,” the 100+ Women Who Care Committee said. “Many have lost income; many have families to support and seniors are also struggling.

“We know the only organization that can provide for all demographics is the Upper Room Mission.”

But the Mission temporarily closed its doors March 20, due to financial pressures amid COVID-19. All staff were laid off and the Upper Room Mission Boutique was also forced to close its doors.

Yet they are continuing best they can with general manager Naomi Rouck still coming in to prepare bagged lunches, and now breakfast.

“With all these factors in mind, we feel that they are a good choice and can service the many in need in our community,” the committee said.

The women are gathering donations from members, and the general community, and currently have approximately $2,000. The group is hoping to hand over funds by mid-May, ensuring the meals continue for as long as possible.

“We are a community that cares and we feel we can do some serious good with this choice.”

To donate, e-transfers can be sent to 100womenvernon@gmail.com.

READ MORE: COVID-19: Breakfast is back at Vernon’s Upper Room Mission

READ MORE: Vernon’s Upper Room Mission faces ‘huge financial distress,’ temporary closures


@VernonNews
jennifer@vernonmorningstar.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

charityCoronavirus

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

‘Perfect storm’ causes influx of black widows in the Okanagan

The region’s only venomous spider has come out in full force this year

Okanagan College expands ‘Wellness Wednesdays’ to all students this fall

Wellness Wednesday workshops are designed to be psycho-educational

AlleyCats Okanagan: Pet of the week

Mort is available through AlleyCats Alliance

Penticton film production seeking extras

Change of Pace is set to begin filming in Penticton Sept. 28

Veintimilla to run as Liberal candidate

The Oliver councillor will run for MLA of the Boundary-Similkameen riding

B.C. reports 96 new COVID-19 cases, one hospital outbreak

61 people in hospital as summer ends with election

Attorney General defends Kelowna Mountie involved in rough arrest

Tyler Russell filed a lawsuit against Const. Siggy Pietrzak in June of this year

‘Unprecedented’ coalition demands end to B.C. salmon farms

First Nations, commercial fishermen among group calling for action on Cohen recommendations

Earthquake off coast of Washington recorded at 4.1 magnitude

The quake was recorded at a depth of 10 kilometres

B.C.’s top doctor says she’s received abuse, death threats during COVID-19 response

Henry has become a national figure during her time leading B.C.’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic

Suspected human remains found in burned out vehicle on OKIB land

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP hand over investigation to Major Crimes

Kamloops RCMP search for armed robber of pizza restaurant

The incident unfolded on Monday evening at the Sahali Domino’s store

BC Liberals must change gears from election cynicism, focus on the issues: UBC professors

COVID-19 response and recovery is likely to dominate platforms

Trial underway for Kamloops man charged with kidnapping

Michael Mathieson is charged with armed robbery, unlawful confinement and kidnapping

Most Read