A local moving company has started a fundraising campaign to clean up the community. Brett + Buddies Moving and Junk Removal is pledging to rid Okanagan neighbourhoods, alleys and parks of litter and junk that has been left behind. In return, they are asking for donations to the Kelowna branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association.
Brett Waldherr, owner of Brett + Buddies, has been a supporter of the mental health organization for the past 2 years. “Whenever we have furniture that our moving clients no longer need, we pass it along to CMHA Kelowna.” Waldherr and his team have supported more than 100 CMHA Kelowna housing residents with good quality, usable furniture. “We know that CMHA Kelowna provides housing for more than 200 people in our community and we want to help them do that – because everyone deserves a safe and comfortable place they can call home.”
Brett + Buddies Moving and Junk Removal will also be taking monetary donations in support of the CMHA Kelowna branch, to help the organization continue to feed, house and support vulnerable community members.
“We are grateful to the tremendous support Brett and the entire team has shown to CMHA Kelowna,” says Jessica Samuels CMHA Kelowna Communications Manager. “We have a commitment to support anyone in our community who needs it. Having a stable place to live is the first step for those who have been experiencing homelessness to stabilize their lives. Through Brett’s ongoing generosity we are able to help individuals create a sense of home – often for the first time in years.”
The goal of Brett + Buddies’ Community Clean Up campaign is to tidy streets/alleys/areas that are not always maintained but are important to our community. To participate, Brett is asking people to visit Brett + Buddies’ Facebook page and share pictures of junk in their neighbourhood that they’d like to see removed, including a description of the location of the item(s). In exchange for the cleanup service, people are being asked to make a donation to CMHA Kelowna, here.
To make a donation to CMHA Kelowna and for more information about the Community Clean Up campaign, click here.
About Brett + Buddies Moving + Junk Removal
Founded by Brett Waldherr, Brett + Buddies Moving and Junk Removal has been serving the Okanagan Valley and beyond since 2012. Based and operating out of Kelowna, British Columbia, Brett + Buddies is proud to offer multi-level services, which include commercial and residential moves, junk removal, property maintenance and post-move cleaning services! Brett + Buddies is also proud to be an active member of the community by supporting non-profit initiatives throughout the Okanagan Valley. brettandbuddies.com
About CMHA Kelowna
The CMHA Kelowna Branch is a charity that promotes the mental health of all through community-based programs and services, public education, advocacy and research. It is the lead agency and operator of Foundry Kelowna, an integrated youth and family centre that unites partner organizations to provide coordinated services addressing the primary care, mental health, substance use, counselling and social service needs of youth aged 12 – 24 and their families. CMHA Kelowna is part of a network of more than 10,000 CMHA volunteers and staff in more than 80 branches across Canada. www.cmhakelowna.org.