Nicola Valley Health Care Endowment Foundation fundraising effort for hospital emergency room expansion reaching $200,000 mark.
Director Jerry Sanders says an additional $50,000 was raised at an informal social event at the Merritt Golf and Country Club last week.
"We're well on our way to our target. And, we have also had many pledges from different local individuals and businesses earmarked for the New Year that we haven't counted yet. So, to be at $200,000 in roughly three-months is great, and we look forward to continuing until we hit our goal."
The foundation is hoping to raise $550,000 for the ER expansion/renovation underway at the Nicola Valley Hospital and Health Centre.
The funds, along with $150,000 pledged by the Nicola Valley Healthcare Auxiliary, will be used to help outfit the facility.