HYDRECS makes last gift

Donna Grainger, EKFH accepts a $1,000 cheque from HYDRECS representative, Jonathon Eadie - Photo submitted
Donna Grainger, EKFH accepts a $1,000 cheque from HYDRECS representative, Jonathon Eadie
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After a decade of support, Jonathon Eadie representative for the BC Hydro Employee’s Community Services (HYDRECS) Fund made a final gift of $1,000 to East Kootenay Foundation for Health for the A Clear View – digital mammography campaign.

The HYDRECS Fund was established in 1989 and in 2012 the organization decided to restructure the program for retirees and employees to give to local charities which will now be done through the United Way.

In the fall of 2011, just prior to this decision, HYDRECS also committed up to $10,000 to East Kootenay Foundation for Health to fund the purchase of a Billi-intensive phototherapy system for the Golden Hospital Neonatal ward.

“What an honour to receive this gift,” shares Donna Grainger EKFH Executive Director.  “As a former BC Hydro employee I know very well the impact the HYDRECS fund has had for many charities and individuals across the province.  It is rather humbling while at Hydro to have been part of that giving and now representing EKFH, the recipient of these final special funds.”

The community charity drive over the years has donated over $25,000 in support and has helped purchase medical equipment for many areas of care in the East Kootenay.

Though the HYDRECS Fund itself may be changing the spirit and generosity of many employees and retirees from BC Hydro will continue to be a key driver in charitable efforts.

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