Betty Hinton, MP Masthead
Member of Parliament for Kamloops Thompson Cariboo
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 4, 2003

KAMLOOPS: Residents of the North Thompson are getting a personal donation directly from Canada's federal politicians.

Tuesday morning at the Salvation Army Warehouse in Barriere, MP Peter Stoffer, ((Sackville-Musquodoboit Valley), chair of the All Party Party, and MP Betty Hinton (Kamloops Thompson Highland Valleys) will present a cheque for $4,660 to Mary Noonan, Salvation Army outreach worker.

"My colleagues on all sides of the House heard my pleas for money for those impacted by the fires this summer and choose the people of Barriere to receive the money they collect every year at an all-party party," explained Mrs. Hinton.

Mrs Hinton choose the Salvation Army to administer the money after hearing of the Army's Christmas project to supply every family with something for Christmas. The funds are personally donated by MPs and staff at the House of Commons.

Mrs. Hinton said it is a small amount when compared to the needs of the community but it is an example of the sympathy the fire-ravaged North Thompson has raised in individuals across Canada.

Mr. Stoffer said he is pleased to be heading to B.C. for meetings and is able to stop in Kamloops and deliver the parliamentarians Christmas present in a personal way.

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CONTACT: 250-851-4991

MEDIA ARE INVITED TO ATTEND THE PRESENTATION AT 10 A.M. TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9TH AT THE SALVATION ARMY WAREHOUSE BARRIERIE OR PHOTOS CAN BE SUPPLIED.


 

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