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The war against Powell River is on

The war is on again.

The Campbell River Head Injury Support Society (CRHISS) is declaring the fourth annual “Loonie Wars” to raise community awareness about traumatic brain injuries (TBI) as well as provide funds to support our local TBI survivors.

Starting Wednesday, Feb. 20 we are asking every resident of Campbell River to donate a loonie.

The donations will be collected for a week until Feb 28. The War is against the brain injury association in Powell River.

The community that collects the most funds per capita will be declared the winner and their local Brain Injury Organization will be awarded the prestigious “Loonie War Trophy”.

Last year Campbell River’s branch had great support from the community and beat Powell River. The society is determined to keep this beautiful trophy in Campbell River this year and that’s why it’s asking for the community’s help and support.

The society is again encouraging groups such as city council, schools, service clubs, businesses, and neighbourhoods to get involved in the fun by challenging your members to “fight the War” by contributing their loonie(s). This event is aimed at increasing the public’s knowledge of their community’s brain injury organization and the services that are provided. The money donated in each municipality goes to that community’s TBI non-profit organization to provide funding for continuation of their vital services.

A donation (which can include paper money as well as loonies) can be made through containers that will be placed in businesses throughout Campbell River during that week; delivering it directly to the Head Injury Society’s office at 591-9th Ave. (under the big orange roof); or phoning the office at 250-287-4323.

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