Directors of the Castlegar and District United Way held a final meeting on Tuesday

Castlegar and District United Way shuts its doors

The United Way was a part of the community of Castlegar since 1967.

A meeting to dissolve the Castlegar United Way, mostly due to a lack of volunteers and board members, nearly had to be postponed because of low attendance.

Telephone calls were placed to bring in more people and, though it was a few minutes late, the meeting did get started and only lasted about 20 minutes.

As we reported March 15, the United Way has been a part of the community of Castlegar since 1967, helping raise funds for worthwhile causes and hosting popular community events.

Over the last few years, however, the organization has had difficulty finding volunteers and therefore being in a position to raise funds.

President Nicole Beetstra said it was a sad day, and assured those gathered at the Fireside Inn in Castlegar, that all remaining funds had been disbursed.

Beetstra and other directors reiterated their thanks to all those who had donated time and money over the years.

A number of people in the audience also said thanks to the directors and the United Way organization for the many contributions to the community, too.

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