North West Redwater Partnership (NWR) continues to support local groups.
On Monday (Dec.2), they donated $3,000 to the Fort Saskatchewan Furniture Bank to help with their ongoing costs.
"Our community has consistently been generous with donations and support, and this money from NWR will help us to continue to cover the costs associated with our operation, the largest expense being rental of our storage unit," said furniture bank president Kathy Stevenson.
According to NWR, all the community investment funding comes solely from recycling refunds.
"We run on a shoe-string budget which is about $1,500 per month. We’ve rented a storage unit, have insurance, have volunteers and have worked hard to establish long-term viability," Stevenson added.
The Fort Saskatchewan Furniture Bank takes referrals from families first, the food bank, boys and girls club and self-referrals. Almost all of their interaction with their clients and donors is through their Facebook page.
"This community has heart and I am proud to be a part of it."