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REPORTING · 24th December 2014
Walter McFarlane
Residents of Kiwanis’s Village and Delta King Place received a special Christmas Present on Tuesday, December 16th. $8000 was raised by workers with Canadian Industrial Mill Services and was distributed around the community.

Money also went to the Kitimat Food Share and two other local residences

“There were a lot of happy people and a lot of crying people too,” said J’onn Giese.

“It’s a way that we can give back to the community that we are working in,” said Neil Biddlecombe. They have been working at the Rio Tinto Alcan Modernization and finished their work that week.

The residents were overjoyed with the gift certificates which they were given. Lucy Borges explained that assisted living ends up taking a percentage of the person’s income for rent and food. In the case of Delta King Place, it is 70%, Kiwanis is 30% of income. In addition, they have to pay for medication and special equipment.

So even the gift cards, which can be spent at a nearby store was a great gift to give them.