Volunteers at Jubilee Church in Kenora are grateful for the support. Richard Goodfellow says they've been raising money to help an orphanage in Africa.
"When I was there, I have a video of a woman with a baby on her back, carrying 40 lbs. of water on her head coming up a hill. It was on our hearts we had to get a well for that village," he said.
Since their visit in February, they've raised enough money for three wells, which are now helping the village. The volunteers are especially grateful to a group of students in Fort Frances.
"They contacted us, and they had raised $7,000. These children with a water jug, putting loose change in," Goodfellow continued.
The home is named after the late Linda Miclash, with a wing in the orphanage dedicated to the memory of Rochelle's late husband, Tom Newell. As an engineer, he helped develop the Canadarm, before dedicating himself to serving others as a chaplain at the Kenora Jail.
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