Alyssa Anderson

Smithers United Church holds auction for Broadway Shelter

Saturday, June 16, the Smithers United Church is holding a silent auction to support the Broadway Place Emergency Shelter.

Saturday, June 16, the Smithers United Church is holding a silent auction for young and old.

Proceeds from the auction are earmarked for the Broadway Place Shelter.

The Women’s Group at the church, agreed fundraising for the shelter was a good idea because they felt other organizations in the Smithers are well supported by the community whereas Broadway Shelter could most benefit from their efforts, Minister with the Smithers United Church Alyssa Anderson explained.

“It’s part of our social justice mandate in the United Church,” Anderson said.

“The mandate is to look after our community.”

The funds raised will be be put to good use, support worker with the shelter, Laurel Lindstrom said.

“These fundraisers on our behalf are very important,” Lindstrom said.

“A good portion of our funds go back into the community, especially for clothing and food.”

In addition to the auction, local musicians, The Train Wrecks are providing entertainment and food is available at no cost, but donations are accepted.

The auctions runs from 5 – 8 p.m. at the United Church, 3889 8th Avenue, Smithers.


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