More than $2,000 was raised for Movember (Cancer research and mental health awareness) and 4,635 pounds of clothing was collected at the inaugural South Delta clothing drive on Saturday, Nov. 27.
Organized by 505-Junk and supported by the City of Delta, residents from across the South Delta community cleared their closets and donated their reusable clothing, which was brought to the Salvation Army to support their flood initiative.
“It was a great response and we couldn't be happier with the turnout, especially considering the rain,” said 505-Junk co-founder and CEO, Barry Hartman. “After all the rainfall causing devastation throughout B.C., we wanted to do our part in helping all of those who were affected. Our partnership with The Salvation Army made it possible for us to provide flood victims with clothing, shoes, blankets and other materials that they may have lost over the past few weeks.”
Hartman said the other motivation for the event was to support men’s health through the Movember Foundation.
“This is an organization that is very important to 505-Junk as it supports men’s physical and mental health,” he said. “We appreciate the importance of this global initiative and we felt it was crucial to show our support by raising money and awareness within our community.
We are grateful to have City of Delta Mayor George Harvie join us during the rainy Saturday afternoon and thank him very much for coming out and supporting this initiative.”
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