Local donations being collected

Several people in the Cache Creek/Ashcroft area are helping to raise money for the residents impacted by the flood.

  • May. 27, 2015 12:00 p.m.

by Barbara Roden

People are reaching out to help the residents of Cache Creek following Saturday’s flash flood.

In addition to the FundRazr account set up by the Village for donations (https://fundrazr.com/campaigns/8zs29), at least two of the merchants at Saturday’s Cache Creek Farmers’ Market will be donating the day’s proceeds.

Accounts have been set up at GoFundMe for Mary-lou Jyhla and Charlene Milward, both of whom last their houses in the flood.

Musician and former Ashcroft resident Leslie Alexander, who is performing in Ashcroft on Friday, May 29, has asked that her fee be donated to the residents of Cache Creek. The Winding Rivers Arts and Performance Society, which is sponsoring the concert, has said that all money raised at the concert (admission is by donation) will also be sent to Cache Creek. A generous donor has offered to cover all of the WRAPS costs for the event, so every penny made will be donated.

There will also be a short auction at intermission; attendees are encouraged to bring along any artwork or lovely things they have, to be auctioned for a fine cause

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