FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – With the help of residents and businesses, the 24th annual Be an Angel Campaign surpassed its $250,000 goal.

The Fort St. John Hospital Foundation put out a statement Tuesday announcing the fundraising amount, and thanked residents and businesses for their support.

Over 600 private and corporate donations were received during the campaign, the foundation said.

“The Foundation is so grateful to the entire community of Fort St. John, from the youngest donors who took $1.50 from their piggy banks to donate during Light-A-Moose, to its two corporate matching partners, NorthRiver Midstream, and Mustang Rentals, who each donated $20,000. Every donation has made a difference in this campaign,” said a statement.

Several third-party events were also held to support the campaign, including Margaret ‘Ma’ Murray Community School’s bake sale that raised $578 and the $1000 raised through Home Hardware’s own campaign.

Funds raised from the campaign are going towards a new Comprehensive Patient Monitoring System for the In-Patient Unit and Emergency Room at the Fort St. John Hospital.