The Rotary Club of Estevan and the Estevan Rotary Foundation have each committed $50,000 towards the drive to build a new nursing home in Estevan, for a total commitment of $100,000.
Rotary Club of Estevan president Tyler Knibbs presented the first $10,000 to Hearthstone Community Campaign members Don Kindopp and Vern Buck during a recent Rotary meeting. The club and the foundation will each make donations of $10,000 over the next five years.
The Hearthstone Community Campaign is the committee that is fundraising for the new nursing home. Buck said that they recently received an anonymous $500,000 donation from an individual who wants to see a new nursing home constructed in Estevan.
The campaign needs to collect $8 million before the provincial government will give the project the green light. The estimated cost of a new nursing home is $40 million.
Photo caption: Hearthstone Community Campaign administration chair Don Kindopp and campaign chair Vern Buck accept a cheque for $10,000 from Rotary Club of Estevan president Tyler Knibbs.