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Osprey Foundation, Harvest Rescue band together to pick unwanted fruit

By Contributor
November 5th, 2012

Harvest Rescue volunteers have been busy picking unwanted fruit and produce that might otherwise go to waste — or attract bears.

The program, supported by an Osprey grant, is a win for homeowners, the Nelson Food Cupboard and the community.

Reaping the harvest- that’s what community foundations are all about! Donations to our permanent endowment ‘plant the trees.’

Then, every year, the community benefits from the harvest as the income from that endowment flows back to the community.

This year’s community grants provided bursaries for kids to attend the wilderness tipi camp. They supported the Elephant Mountain Literary Festival and professional music concerts at seniors’ residences. 

They funded emergency dental care for those unable to afford it, and a bed bug erradication program at Ward Street Place… the full list of grants is on our website.

Help us plant more trees! Wildlife GeneticsInternational did — the local company recently made a $5000 donation to our Community Fund. That gift will keep on giving  . . . and bearing fruit . . . in perpetuity.

An Osprey grant is helping to restore the M.V Anscomb that used to ferry passengers on the Kootenay Lake.

The restoration will become part of a new visitor’s centre in Balfour.

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