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Final numbers for PCH fundraising over $3.7 M

The Valley Leader

Gerry Van Dijk recently received a $25,000 cheque from Wayne Rempel, CEO of Kroeker Farms Ltd. (SUPPLIED PHOTO)

Gerry Van Dijk recently received a $25,000 cheque from Wayne Rempel, CEO of Kroeker Farms Ltd. (SUPPLIED PHOTO)

Gerry Van Dijk recently received a $25,000 cheque from Wayne Rempel, CEO of Kroeker Farms Ltd., in support of the Carman-area Personal Care Home Project as the official fundraising campaign wound down.

“We appreciate the community. We want to be a part of it and want to give back to those who have built it,” said Rempel.

The gift is just one of the many generous donations that added up to a total of $3,724,472.93 in community giving, according to Barb Lepp of Boyne Care Holdings, the five-municipality corporation working to build a new 110-bed personal care and aging-in-place campus in Carman.

The group was aiming to collect $3.5 million in its formal fundraising campaign, both to help fund the project and to show the provincial government how much substantial public support there is for the project.

Boyne Care Holdings gained conditional approval for the new build last year, and representatives are hoping that Manitoba Health will give them the green light to start building this fall.