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Update on donations to Ukraine

| August 10, 2023 1:00 AM

BONNERS FERRY — Donations in support of war-torn region in Ukraine is still being accepted at businesses across town.

Hope House of Boundary County, Bonners Ferry Rotary Club and Boulder Creek Retreat have joined forces to ship supplies to Kherson, Ukraine, in September. The area has been affected by destruction of the Kakhovka Dam, with many people losing their homes.

Organizers are asking the people of Boundary County to come together and support the cause by dropping off toiletries, first aid supplies, clothing, bedding and other house hold goods to drop boxes around town.

Drop boxes can be found at Safeway, the Church of Latter-day Saints on Alderson Lane, Kootenai River Brewing Company, Riverside Auto, Family Flooring, El Internet, Caldwell Banker and the Bonners Ferry Herald.

On Saturday, Sept. 2, organizers and community members will load the shipping container at the former Boulder Creek Academy, 174 Emerson Lane, Bonners Ferry. Once the container is full, organizers invite volunteers to fellowship over food, volleyball, basketball and frisbee golf.

The cost of shipping supplies is estimated at $8,000. Organizers are still taking donations. Write check to: Hope House, 1283 Homestead Loop, Bonners Ferry, ID 83805.

Seth Kinkade and Eli Pine are spearheading the project. For more information, contact Seth Kinkade at 831-917-9525 or pgkinkade@gmail.com; and Eli Pine can be reached at 208-946-9947 or elipine.116@gmail.com