Port Alberni Rotary Club members Gillian Trumper, front, Steve Evans and Heidi Reinikka fill boxes with items for women. SONJA DRINKWATER PHOTO

Alberni Rotary club donates shoe boxes filled with necessities to shelters

BY SONJA DRINKWATER

Special to the News

Members from the Port Alberni Rotary Club spent their Dec. 20 meeting filling shoe boxes with items for men and women, to be donated to the Port Alberni Shelter Society and transition homes, as well as ACAWS.

Tables were set aside at the Best Western Barclay Hotel Plus, where the Rotary club meets weekly for lunch, and 45 boxes were filled for males and 20 for females.

The Rotary Club fills the shoe boxes every year as a service activity.

Members managed to complete their task just before the power went out during the big wind and rainstorm that hit Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland that day.

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Rotary club volunteers gather for a group photo just after the lights went out during their meeting on Thursday, Dec. 20, the day of the big storm. SONJA DRINKWATER PHOTO

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