Heat Bank Night raises nearly $20K
By Chad Ingram
The fifth annual Heat Bank Night at Carnarvon’s Rhubarb restaurant raised nearly $20,000 for Heat Bank Haliburton County on the evening of Nov. 10.
The event, which includes silent and live auctions while guests enjoy food, drink and music, brought in more than $19,000, bringing the total raised over the years to nearly $82,000. Heat Bank Haliburton County assists county residents who need help heating their homes throughout the winter, including through purchasing fuel and assistance with hydro bills.
Heat Bank co-ordinator Tina Jackson thanked Terri Mathews-Carl and Chris Carl, owners of Rhubarb and Boshkung Brewing Co.
“Terri and Chris are truly a marvel and the reason that we have been able to continue to respond as the number of people needing assistance with heat and hydro increases,” Jackson said.
Jackson told the paper that in
the past six years, the organization has more than doubled the number of
households it assists, from 59 households in the winter of 2013/14 to
to 122 households last winter. She added this equated to 259 people.
The evening was emceed by Ted Brandon, featured the music of Chris Smith, as well as an appearance from television design duo Colin and Justin. The pair have a partnership with Boshkung Brewing in the form of Highland Fling, a limited release Scottish ale, portion of the sales from which go to the Heat Bank.
Anyone interested in its programs or requiring assistance can text the text Heat Bank at 705-306-0565 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Heat Bank is a program of the Central Food Network, a registered charity, and welcomes donations through Canada Helps at https://www.canadahelps.org/