The Canadian Mental Health Association Kenora Branch is looking for the community's support to "Raise the Roof for Kenora Supportive Housing".
Kenora Supportive Housing (KSH) has a mission to provide safe and affordable long-term housing and short-term respite housing to individuals who have been diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illness who are at a risk or are homeless.
The KSH building is in need of major repairs to its roof and the cost to repair it is anticipated at $17,000.00. Unfortunately due to capital funding distribution, CMHA Kenora only receives $1800.00 annually to cover infrastructure costs for the KSH program. If the repairs can not be done, individuals will be displaced and potentially homeless.
Copperfin Credit Union has generously committed to matching 50 per cent of the cost of repairing the roof, which is $8500.00. The CMHA Kenora Branch is asking for support in raising the other $8500.00 to maintain secure housing at KSH.
If you would like to donate to the cause, you an do so by visiting Raise the Roof for KSH. The first 100 people to donate $50.00 or more will receive a CMHA Kenora and Copperfin Credit Union branded umbrella.
Mackenzie Patterson is Fundraising and Donor Relations person for CMHA Kenora and joined Friday's Q Morning Show to tell us more.