$22.8 Million to help Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside

VANCOUVER, Feb. 23 /CNW/ - Union Gospel Mission has received pledges and cash donations totalling $22.86 Million toward the construction of a new facility at 601 E. Hastings, opening April 2011, that will significantly increase services and help even more people get off the street permanently. Leading gifts include:

Corporate Support: $1.5 million given including gifts from the mining/resource sector ($475,000) led by Amir Adnani with the support of Pathfinder Asset Management Ltd, building sub-trades ($195,000), BMO Financial Group ($150,000), Eagle West Cranes Inc. ($200,000), CIBC ($75,000), Connor, Clark and Lunn Foundation ($50,000), The HYDRECS Fund ($30,000), and The KPMG Foundation ($10,000).

Individual Support: $5.05 million including leadership gifts from Maxwell and Gaylene Munday, The Wade Family, and Chip and Shannon Wilson.

SOURCE Union Gospel Mission

For further information:

Derek Weiss, 604.215.5445 x378; dweiss@ugm.ca; Twitter: @UGM


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