Kelowna WALK FOR EBOLA raises over $5,000!

Thank you to all who participated in our Walk for Ebola. We had the best ever turn out, and raised over $5,000! What a BIG HELP this is to our Liberian people who are so “very” desperate during this critical time. Everyone in this nation is affected by the outbreak. Schools remain closed, curfews are still in effect, hospitals & clinics in certain areas are closed, transportation is limited, food prices have spiked, many businesses have closed, hospitals are crowded and do not have enough space. Please keep Liberia in your prayers. This virus is still spreading “out of control”

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We had more than 75 participants counting all those who walked and others who joined us later. Walk for Ebola in KelownaWalking 10

Joy Lambright and Karen Barkman led the walk, carrying the banner for our 4th Annual “WALK A MILE IN MY SHOES” event, here in Kelowna at the Mission Creek Regional Park.

Volunteer TeamRaffle Candy Prize

Event Planners were Saskia Dover, Karen Barkman + Sarah Mooney. We had several raffle prizes for participants. Kala Campbell won the Candy/DQ Raffle Prize! Sarah Mooney you did an amazing job on the volunteer T-shirts. Thanks to Gaven Day, Ashley Roemer, Julia Emmond, Emma Johnson and Kate Johnson from the Immaculata High School for your volunteered help. Social Justice Teacher Grant Richard and Science Teacher Freya Vos thanks for coming and supporting our event. Your school is outstanding!

Hot DogsFun Times

We had a beautiful Sunny Day for the walk and for leisurely chilling with friends in the park.

FacepaintingA ButterflyAvery looks great

The children loved getting their faces painted. Good job Tammy Brown and Amanda Campbell.

Deborah ReimerMarilyn + Joseph SarkorJohn Mooney

Deborah Reimer won the Samsung Tab4! Karen was pleased to meet and introduce Marilyn + Joseph Sakor (Liberian). This couple spends time in Liberia each year, doing various projects. John Mooney thanks for the spectacular smokie dogs that you barbecued and generously donated for this event. Cherry Hill donated the coffee, which Alison Mooney prepared for us. Carl + Kathy Thompson from Kelowna attended the walk and shared briefly about the Organic Nutrional + Medicinal Gardening they introduced in Liberia this past February. Click here to see more Trip Highlights

COINS FOR KIDS …. totalled $ 428.30 Thank you to the Heritage Christian Elementary School.

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Kindergarten, Gr. 2 and Gr. 3, you raised $ 428.30 to date!! That’s awesome!! All the money you raised will be going to feed children. Thanks Amanda, Kala and Axel Campbell for a job well done! Great fundraising!! These coin collectors are available for anyone who would like to do a fundraising project like this. We will be promoting this for our Christmas Funds for Kids… coming soon!

The entire $5,000 plus will go to help in Ebola Relief.

A. We are distributing rice for those who are desperate.

B. We are distributing sanitizing materials and sending out our Ebola Task Force Teams to Educate and Promote Ebola Prevention and Teach proper hand washing with the supplies given out.

C. We are helping those who are in need of medical treatment.

D. We are donating rice and sanitizing buckets to the Ebola Care Centers.

On our next , I will post photos of our Ebola Relief Work.


Karen Barkman

Mama Karen and Girls

CEO of Provision of Hope Liberia, Inc

Country Director for Hope for the Nations Liberia – Monrovia





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