Revelstoke charity Partners for Others launches online fundraiser

Revelstoke charity Partners for Others fundraising to send 4 shipping containers of food, clothes, medical supplies to developing countries.

Ray Brosseuk inside the Partners for Others warehouse in the Big Eddy.

A Revelstoke charity has started a fundraiser to help it send four containers of food, clothing and medical supplies to developing countries.

Partners for Others, which is run by Ray and Jackie Brosseuk out of a warehouse in the Big Eddy, are looking to raise at least $32,000 in order to send four shipping containers to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Fiji, Lesotho and Swaziland.

They have set up a fundraising page on the website Crowd Rise where people can donate.

They aim to send containers filled with dehydrated soup, medical supplies collected from the Red Cross and Interior Health, and surplus clothes from the Thrift Store.

“There’s a lot of stuff to be collected,” said Ray.

Normally the Brosseuk’s pay for the shipping themselves with the money they make from mining gold, but this year they need a bit of extra help to get the donations out because they didn’t collect as much gold as usual this summer.

“We’re getting too much stuff, too many requests, too much stuff is given to us to manage,” said Ray.

He said each container costs about $8,000 to ship and they usually ship a dozen each year.

“I’m in the shop right now cleaning gold right now to pay for it,” he said.

Partners for Others has shipped more than two million kilograms of goods to developing countries over the past 20 years.

You can donate at crowdrise.com/partnersforothers.

 

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