Good Deeds

Pictured from left: Chuck Gould, TEAM Construction. with Telus Thompson Okanagan Community representatives Kelsey McCallen, ambassador; Jennifer Parks, board member; Pat Lee, ambassador; Terry Armstrong, board member; Gloria Helgerson, ambassador; Hu Reijne, ambassador.

The Telus Thompson Okanagan Community Board continues to support JoeAnna’s House, a home away from home for families of Kelowna General Hospital patients now under construction. Since 2017, Telus and its community ambassadors have given over $70,000 to JoeAnna’s House. In the spring of 2017, the Telus Okanagan Community Ambassadors, comprised of current and retired Telus employees, engaged in fundraising initiatives to raise $3,000 to support JoeAnna’s House.

In addition to giving a $50,000 gift to support the day-to-day operation of JoeAnna’s House, Telus is also outfitting the home-away-from-home with internet and Optik TV.

“To date we have raised just over $8 million and our efforts will continue,” said Doug Rankmore, CEO of the KGH Foundation. “As construction progresses, our focus shifts to helping families, now and for years to come.”

Once open, JoeAnna’s House will be funded and operated by the KGH Foundation. The KGH Foundation hopes to complete construction by Christmas.

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