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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Fort St. John resident Connie Greyeyes has recently started an initiative to help provide support for residents currently coping with grief and is putting the call out to those wanting to donate.

The boxes are being put together for local individuals who have recently lost a loved one. The boxes will contain items for self-care and comfort such as tea, chocolate, scarves and journals.

Contact information for support services will be included for those needing someone to talk to.

“If anybody would like to contribute to it, that would be awesome. Our intention is that when we see somebody struggling that has lost a loved one we offer them a box,” Greyeyes said.

Greyeyes says her goal is to put together twenty boxes in the next few weeks but hopes to make more boxes available to those who need them in the future.

She says she noticed a recent influx of deaths within the community and wanted to do something for residents struggling with loss.

“All of the recent deaths were in communities in and around Fort St. John from a variety of things; suicide, overdoses, COVID, and cancer,” Greyeyes said.

“These boxes are just a little something to say I see you, I empathize with you, and here’s something from all of us to let you know that we’re thinking of you,” Greyeyes explained.

Those who wish to make a monetary or item donation, as well as those interested in receiving a box can reach out to Greyeyes at conngrey@telus.net

 

 

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