Vernon Salvation Army Says Thanks

RhinoKore is proud to be a member of the North Okanagan business community and as such, is honored to be able to financially support the community in which they live, work and play.

“In November, as a company, we presented a cheque to the Salvation Army”, stated Serg Trinca – Vice President, RhinoKore. “We’re pleased to see how the community has again rallied to support this worthy cause. The impact, locally, from this campaign is very impressive.”

  • 52 families were sponsored through Sponsor a Family
  • Just under 500 Christmas Hampers were distributed - Which included a Save On Foods gift card and toys for children
  • $426,286 was raised to date for the Christmas Campaign through kettles, mail outs, and other donations
  • About 150 gifts were given to shut-ins at local long term care facilities and the hospital

Spokesman Lieutenant Stefan Reid says they wrapped up a debrief of the annual campaign and agreed to approach different food stores to take part in the gift card program.

There are a few other areas to tweak.

“Expanding hamper times, so instead of just doing three days of interviews, if we did a week of interviews. Then night time ones as well for people who work during the day and are unable to get out.”

Reid says that kind of logistical change can ensure people who might be missed, won’t be….READ MORE