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Business, faith leaders launch $1 M COVID-19 response fund (PHC)

The Door is Open is one of several Catholic charities and residences that will be helped by a fundraising initiative launched by Christian business and faith leaders. (Photo credit: The B.C. Catholic)

Business executives and faith leaders in B.C. are banding together to raise $1 million in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

At least 134 influential people in the worlds of business and religion signed an April letter to all British Columbians, asking them to join them in responding to the pandemic by praying, obeying government guidelines, helping at-risk or lonely neighbours, and supporting charities. Among the signatories are Christian businessmen Jim Pattison, Michael Audain, and Paolo Aquilini.

The goal is to raise $1 million through the response fund for 16 charities that directly serve seniors through food, care, and social connection. The selected charities include the Catholic Charities Men’s Hostel and The Door is Open along with several care and assisted living facilities run by Providence Health Care.

Click here for the full story on The B.C. Catholic (press release).

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