Here’s more news about efforts to benefit Haiti, this time from Collingwood:
On Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010, Cranberry Resort opened their doors to help World Vision and Salvation Army with their quests to help the thousands of the misfortunate from the country of Haiti.
With only a few days, preparation (originally a dance was planned for Valentine’s Day, but the Government matching program ends on February 12, 2010), staff and volunteers from Cranberry Resort were able to organize 10 bands to play during the evening and many fabulous silent and live auction gifts.
“We’d like to thank Nancy Ludlow (sketch portrait), Chef Ron Lumsden from Black Opal Catering (Chef for a Day), 4 men 4 Hire (McIntyre Brothers, Gas King and CMC Contracting), and Interval International (1 week world wide), for their generous donations to our live auction,” stated Susan McIntyre, director of sales. “Also to all the companies in the Georgian Triangle who helped support our fundraiser with a donation for our Silent Auction.”
Through the generosity of the community Cranberry Resort was able to raise over $5800.00! Owner of Cranberry Resort, Larry Law, has agreed to match this figure, which will bring the total to $11,600.00. With government matching funds, a grand total of $23,200.00 will be split between World Vision and Salvation Army.
“I am so pleased that Cranberry Resort is able to help the people of Haiti. We here at Cranberry support many worthwhile causes locally, and it was wonderful to see everyone come together so quickly to put this fundraiser together. I am very proud to be able to match the monies raised from Saturday’s event,” states Law.