EKC makes $5,000 donation to Elk Valley ultrasound campaign

The EKC challenged other businesses to help the campaign hit its $300,000 target

The East Kootenay Community Credit Union (EKC) has made a $5,000 donation to the East Kootenay Foundation for Health’s (EKFH) ‘Beneath the Surface’ ultrasound campaign.

“EKC challenges all other Elk Valley businesses who can contribute to the new ultrasound equipment as soon as they can,” said the EKC in a press release.

”If funds reach $300,000, the equipment will be available this winter.”

Chief executive of EKC, Jody Burk, said that it was “great to see how Interior Health, with East Kootenay Foundation for Health, has worked together to improve the infrastructure. As a result, more health care professionals are attracted to our area, resulting in better local service.”

Barb Nunes, EKC Board Member from Sparwood said “Our community deeply appreciates all that the East Kootenay Foundation for Health has done for the people in the area. An ultrasound machine in the Elk Valley Hospital will be intricate to those that find travel to Cranbrook difficult, including pregnant mothers.”

When last reported, the EKFH said that the ‘Beneath the Surface’ campaign was halfway to the goal of $300,000. Major employer Teck Resources has also committed to matching $50,000 made in donations before the end of September.

To rise to EKC’s challenge, please send your contributions and questions to Brenna Baker, Executive Director of EKFH at ekfh.ca, calling 250.489.6481, or mailing a donation to East Kootenay Foundation for Health, 13 24th Ave N. Cranbrook BC, V1C 3H9.

READ MORE: Beneath the Surface campaign is halfway to reaching $300,000 goal



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