Local charity still in need of new roof

Loaves and Fishes, a local charity that helps disadvantaged people, is still in need of help to replace its roof.

Loaves and Fishes, a local charity that helps disadvantaged people, is still in need of help to replace its roof.

Executive director Halina Jarvis said while the roof work could wait through one more winter, it will have to be done next year for certain. Part of the roof has been done but the main peaked part hasn’t.

They are not doing a specific fundraiser but just trying to get the word out to anyone who could help with either labour or shingles, Jarvis said.

The work will cost between $15,000 and $17,000, but it will be awhile before they can come up with that kind of money, she said.

The charity is in the midst of planning its first-ever fundraiser. It will be in mid-September. Details are still being ironed out but it will be a semi-formal benefit concert involving an evening of entertainment and special guests.

More information about Voices for Change will be announced closer to the date of the event.

Loaves and Fishes is located at 6002 54th Ave. The organization has been around since 1999.

Jarvis can be reached at 403-347-1844.