FORT ST. JOHN, B.C – A local company decided to support the Salvation Army after not hosting a 2020 Christmas party.
The non-profit received $2,000 from MNP on Tuesday, which Executive Director Jared Braun says will go towards the Food Bank, and Community and Family Services.
“During December, we saw over 300 families and over 600 individuals come through, we were processing over 15,000 pounds of food, and being able to sustain that we require funds and contributions like this.”
MNP partner Julie Ziebart says the company decided to help those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic with the funds normally used for their annual party.
“We selected the Salvation Army because we know that in this time, during the pandemic, that all the support they can muster up in our community is going to be spread to the ones who need it most,” says Ziebart.
With the COVID-19 pandemic affecting everyone, including non-profits, MNP partner Gavin Still says the whole office got behind the idea to give back.
“We believe it’s part of our responsibility as corporate citizens to give and it was nice that this was something where it wasn’t just the partners deciding to give, but that everybody gave by giving up their Christmas party,” says Still.
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