Arrowtarians looking for donations for seniors’ apartments
by Katrine Campbell
Valley Voice - November 16th, 2017
Arrowtarian Senior Citizens’ Society fundraising chair, Susan DeSandoli, says there will soon be a thermometer sign erected to show how much has been raised towards construction of Rotary Villa’s Phase 5.
The society submitted a proposal for the nine-unit seniors’ housing project for consideration of an ‘Investment in Housing Innovation’ (IHI) grant for $750,000, administered by BC Housing. The project has advanced through the provisional project approval stage of development at BC Housing.
This and other funding contributions are essential to bringing the project into reality. The Arrowtarian Society has identified a fundraising shortfall of approximately $400,000 between available funds, the grant (pending approval), and an affordable mortgage.
The Arrow Lakes Health Care Auxiliary is donating $100,000, earmarked for the elevator.
Donations can be made through Fundly at the society’s website, arrowtarian.com, or send cheques payable to Arrowtarian Senior Citizens Society to Box 688, Nakusp, BC V0G 1R0. Tax receipts will be sent out for all donations over $20.
If the fundraising is successful, the society hopes to begin construction by the spring of 2018.