Left to right: Barry Mechalchuk (Home Depot)

Left to right: Barry Mechalchuk (Home Depot)

Ktunaxa and Home Depot celebrate fundraising drive

The Ktunaxa Nation and the Cranbrook Home Depot are celebrating a successful Orange Door Project drive that raised more than $20,000

For the Townsman

The Ktunaxa Nation and the Cranbrook Home Depot are celebrating a successful Orange Door Project fundraising drive that raised more than $20,000.

The Orange Door Project fundraising campaign at the Cranbrook Home Depot ended on July 2  raising $10,052.

“The Cranbrook Home Depot had the highest percentage in Canada for selling Orange Doors per customer transaction,” said Tim Strauss, Cranbrook Home Depot store manager. “The Home Depot Canada Foundation is matching the funds we raised totalling more than $20,000 for Street Angel through this campaign.”

“We are fortunate to live in a community with businesses like Home Depot that truly care about the homelessness issue in our area,” said Jackie Brown, Ktunaxa Nation Council Social Sector Urban Services Manager. “Last year, The Orange Door Project raised $15,000 for Street Angel at the Cranbrook Home Depot. I wasn’t sure if we’d be able to top it this year, but we did. I believe this speaks volumes to the generosity of the people who live in and around Cranbrook and especially the dedication of the Cranbrook Home Depot employees who helped us in this campaign.”

Operation Street Angel is a program run by the Ktunaxa Nation that provides services to homeless and vulnerable populations in the Cranbrook area including hot nutritious meals, nurse practitioner and mental health services, advocacy, employment and justice services. Operation Street Angel is located at 46-17th Avenue South in Cranbrook.

The Orange Door Project is a Home Depot campaign that aims to eliminate homelessness by supporting life-skills development programs. You can read more about the Orange Door Project at www.homedepot.ca/foundation.