This month’s community champions talked to a local couple for less than 24 hours, in total, and still did everything they could to help them out while they were going through a difficult time.
Jordan and Jenna Becker are May’s Co-op Community champions.
Co-op highlights people in Fort St. John who should be recognized for their work in the community. Anyone looking to nominate a community-minded person in need of recognition, head to Energeticcity’s website.
The Beckers were nominated for helping out the Wilson family, the owners of Wyld Acres Farm, after Dave Wilson was diagnosed with cancer in December.
The farm includes a variety of clinics, workshops and trail rides, including equine therapy and summer camps for kids.
The Becker’s daughter takes part in one of the farm’s programs, which is where they met Dave and Sonya Wilson.
Jordan says he and his wife had maybe spoken with the Wilsons for a total of 24 hours before hearing about the cancer diagnosis, but it didn’t matter. They wanted to help out wherever they were needed.
The couple started a GoFundMe for the Wilsons, raising just over $53,000 to cover travel and the farm’s operational costs while they were away.
The Beckers also helped run the farm while the Wilsons were in Victoria for Dave’s treatment and continued to “drop everything” and help out in the months following, according to the community champion submission.
Jordan says his wife took the lead while they were helping out around the farm due to her being a little bit more knowledgeable of the farm life.
He adds that whatever needed to happen, they would do it.
“We’re very active when it comes to anybody needing a hand. We don’t expect anything in return ever,” said Jordan.
Born and raised in Saskatchewan, Jenna and Jordan arrived in Fort St. John with their two children in 2018 after travelling across Western Canada.
They’re now calling Fort St. John home.
“It’s a great community that welcomes you with open arms.”
Jordan also takes part in community initiatives through his work, Secure Energy Services, such as barbeques organized in support of local organizations.
The company is also helping out Prespatou school with its winter greenhouse project, which Jordan has participated in.
In their spare time, you can find the Beckers on their ATV’s hitting local trails and taking in the beauty that the Peace region has to offer.
Co-op’s Community Champion highlights people in Fort St. John who should be recognized for their work in the community. Anyone looking to nominate a community-minded person in need of recognition, head to Energeticcity’s website.
Do you have a news tip or a story idea?
Send it our way!