Families Provided Support with Renovated Morgue in Fort Nelson

North Peace Savings & Credit Union invested $5,000 into the Fort Nelson Hospital Foundation Morgue Renovation

Left to right: Foundation Board President Laurie Dolan, North Peace Savings & Credit Union Service Specialist Lhovelyne Olivarez, Board Director Thersa Haayer, Board Director Jaylene Arnold, Board Vice President Jennifer Low, North Peace Savings & Credit Union Financial Consultant Shannon Cooper, North Peace Savings & Credit Union Service Specialist Tammy Frenette

Fort Nelson, September 23rd – Families in Fort Nelson will now be able to gather in a more relaxed and private environment as they say goodbye to their loved ones thanks to a donation from their local credit union.

The Fort Nelson Hospital & Healthcare Foundation (FNHHF) is undergoing a renovation project to their outdated morgue at the Fort Nelson General Hospital. The complete project costing $450,000 is a joint venture with the Fort Nelson General Hospital, FNHHF, and the Northern Rockies Regional Hospital District. The FNHHF was responsible for funding $90,000 of the total project cost.  North Peace Savings & Credit Union (NPSCU) donated $5,000 to the FNHHF to help alleviate some of the financial responsibility.

The FNHHF shared that the renovation to the morgue was long overdue and the final build will provide a more secure environment and a setting that is appropriate for families to be able to say their goodbyes. Some of the amenities for grieving families will include a private viewing room and attached washroom. Other changes will include facility and plumbing upgrades.

The donation came from NPSCU’s Social Responsibility program. This funding provides support to local, socially responsible organizations that increase community sustainability within the regions NPSCU serves.  Mitchel Chilcott, CEO North Peace Savings & Credit Union shared that investing in the community can take various shapes and forms. “There are times that helping strengthen the community is not always visible to the public eye. Our Social Responsibility program provides support to initiatives that make a life-changing difference, even in those times more sensitive in nature for the community.”

About North Peace Savings & Credit Union
North Peace Savings & Credit Union (NPSCU) is a full-service financial organization offering retail and business banking, investment and insurance products. Located in Northeast British Columbia, NPSCU has proudly served the north for over 65 years.  With 12,500 members amongst its four branches, NPSCU remains committed to the social and economic well-being within the communities it serves. NPSCU is the recipient of the National Credit Union Innovation Award, Canada and runner up for the Innovation Award through the Credit Union Executive Society.

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For more information, please contact:

Heather Desarmia
Public Relations and Social Media Specialist
North Peace Savings & Credit Union
10344 100 St. Fort St John, BC V1J 3Z1
250 793 0557
hdesarmia@npscu.ca