The Rotary Club of Merritt continues to assist those who were impacted by the flooding in Merritt.

Since fundraising began in late November, more than $211,000 has been raised, 100% of which goes directly back into the community to citizens in need.

On the morning of Dec. 14, cheques were presented to David Brown, Co-Treasurer of the Rotary Club, from the Nicola Valley Healthcare Auxiliary, the Moyes families, and Home Hardware for $10,000, $5,000 and $5,000, respectively.

“We’re just happy to make the donation to this cause, and we just wish everyone well,” said Peter Moyes following the cheque presentation.

A cheque from the Moyes families of the Nicola Valley is presented to David Brown of the Merritt Rotary Club.
L to R: Justin Shap, David Brown, Hudson Moyes Street, Paula Moyes, Emory Street.

“To tell you the truth, we at our Rotary Club are blown away by the generosity and outpouring of giving that we have witnessed from our local community as well as those from other parts of BC who have rallied together to help Merritt,” said Brown.

“This is what Rotary is all about. Helping families and individuals in their time of need with compassion and empathy. The volunteerism that we have seen is what knits this community together. There is no greater calling than to be ‘In Service of Others’.”

Members of the Nicola Valley Healthcare Auxiliary present a cheque to David Brown of the Merritt Rotary Club.
L to R: Jacquie Hall, David Brown, Betty Doberstein, Betty Pockrant, Hiro Yasuda.

The Rotary Club employs a simple vetting process which identifies those most in need and directs the necessary funds to them.

Information on donating, or making an application for funding, can be found here.