Disbanded church makes generous donations 

By Rosalind Russell – Holy Trinity United Church in Elliot Lake disbanded earlier this fall and has donated the money made from the sale of the property to two local organizations. 

Trustees presented the two large donations earlier this week: $56,163.41 to the St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation and $ 35,102.13 to the Elliot Lake Emergency Foodbank. 

Church trustees Russell Foy, Nancy Jo Wannan and Dean Reile made the donations to the two community organizations.  

Reverend Melody Duncason-Hales, who is a regional supervisor for the church, oversaw the process which also includes donations to other United Churches and their affiliates, Camp McDougall, St. Andrew’s in Blind River, and St. Andrew’s in Massey. 

The church property has been purchased by the city and the municipality is in the process of finalizing an operational plan with details to be released early in 2024. 

PHOTO: In the photo from left to right: Earle Jones (Foundation Vice Chair), Leslie Sanders (CNE St Joseph’s General Hospital, Elaine Johnston (Chair, St. Joseph’s General Hospital), William Elliott (Foundation Past-Chair), Lee Buck (Hospital Auxiliary rep), Patti Todevic (Foundation Director), Cleta Sarich (Foundation Member), Pat Stirling (Foundation Member), United Church representatives Russ Foy, Dean Reile, Nancy-Jo Wannan, Rev. Cory Vermeer-Cuthbert and Ann Foy. Accepting the cheque from Russ Foy is Earle Jones. Photos provided

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