Donated traffic fines raise $720 for local housing support

(Penticton: January 3, 2018) – The City of Penticton’s Bylaw Services Department is thanking all motorists who chose to donate their traffic fine monies to 100 Homes Penticton.  Between December 12th and December 31, 2017, $720 was donated to support housing and resources. 

“While paying for parking tickets is never a joyous occasion, we are thankful for those motorists who took up our offer to direct money collected through parking and traffic fines towards this important cause”, said Penticton Mayor, Andrew Jakubeit.  “The work being undertaken by 100 homes Penticton is one of the active solutions to address homelessness and housing in our community”.

100 Homes Penticton is a local campaign to provide housing and supports to 100 people by July 2018 and forms part of a larger national campaign called 20,000 Homes, organized by the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness.

To learn more, please visit - http://unitedwaycso.com/how-we-help/poverty/100-homes/

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Contact:

Tina Siebert

Bylaw Supervisor

City of Penticton

250-490-2465