Periodically, I come across a friend, family member, co-worker or acquaintance who I feel could use an extra hand in life, and a little less stress in that hard time. This page will talk about Fundraisers that I am currently working on, as well as past fundraisers too.
As many of you know, I am a big time, dog lover. I would like to share this post all with you. The hope is to help this family pay for their veterinary bills.
Here is the story……
I have some long term friends who desperately need some help. Their names are Preston, Angela, and their puppy, Timber.
Timber managed to escape the property, and was hit by a car at the top of the malahat beside the gun range. They are trying to keep their puppy alive and pay for all of the vet bills, but lack the funds to do this.
Currently their “Go fund me” page says they need $8000. They currently owe $7200.00. With a surgery coming up, they think it will be a lot more then that. They are very active members in the gun club and always seem to be helping in fundraising. I’m hoping to help them get the word out.
They actually live on the property of the range. Angela is an employee of the Victoria Fish & Game Protective Association, and she is running the Victoria Fish & Game Banquet Fundraiser on March 4th. Timber is currently at the Central Victoria Veterinary Hospital
Updates: Timber is doing great again, and has been enjoying life as a puppy!!
Thanks for all of the help!!
Dec, 2015: FOOD HAMPER DRIVE
Thank you to all the people who donated food and money to our food hamper drive. We raised $57.00 and a box of food. As promised, we gave away a free 30 minute massage to John R. Thanks to all the donations, we also gave an additional $25.00 gift certificate to Luke S. Thanks again!!!
Dec, 2014: FOOD HAMPER DRIVE
From November 1st, 2014 until December 20th, 2014 TRMT will be collecting non perishable food items. For every piece of food that you bring in, you will be able to enter yourself into our draw for a FREE 30 minute Massage session.
THANK YOU FOR ALL OF THE FOOD DONATIONS: THE WINNER OF THE FREE 3O MINUTE MASSAGE WAS LUKE SKINGLE. CONGRATULATIONS!!
Most Needed Items:
Canned Vegetables and Fruit
Pasta and Pasta Sauce
With your help, we will be able to help feed these families during the holiday season!!!
I just wanted to talk to you about a true and dear friend of mine. Her name is Devon Jones and she is 32 years old, recently married to Mike Jones, has a wonderful son. She has been a RMT for approximately 2 years. In Oct of 2012, she was diagnosed with Leukemia and was rushed off to Vancouver from their home on Pender Island. She is currently in and out of the hospital on a daily basis and is fighting for her life. Sadly, she came down with C-diff (which is an awful bacterial infection) and ha recovered from that. Both her and her husband quit their jobs to make the move. As of July 2013, Devon has just received a bone marrow transplant and will be in the hospital for at least 100 days fighting to get better. They are in need of money for all the medications and living expenses.
For every massage treatment in the month of June 2013, Jennifer personally donated $8 of that directly to Devon and her family.
From all of the treatments booked, and donations made, we managed to raise $1025.00 to the Jones family!!!
Thank-you to all of the wonderful clients and friends for your donations and kind words. It’s never easy knowing a friend who is going through something like this, and I’m sure it would be a much harder strain on the family. This money will hopefully take off some of those extra stresses at this difficult time.
Devon Harmony (Michaud) Jones died early morning of August 6, 2016. Devon lived her life with kindness and joy, and wished to be remembered with love and laughter.
Devon wished that you may consider donating to people suffering financial woes due to unexpected catastrophic illness. Or you could donate to Team Devon 2016, Light the Night Walk for the Leukemia and Lymphoma. Just click on the link below.
Devon is still doing well, and has been working on building her Massage Therapy business in Brentwood Bay. Check her website out!! Touch of Wellness Congratulations Devon on the progress that you have made this year!!!
Mike and Devon are very blessed to have so many friends caring for them.
Thanks for reading,
Jennifer Sandman, RMT
Nov 19, 2015
Devon is still doing well, and working on building up her Massage Therapy business again in Brentwood Bay!!
On June 28th, 2014 Devon was able to post this:
1 year ago today I was lying in my hospital bed waiting for the bag of pink and precious stem cells to come and save my life. Recovery is a long road and it is not over yet but as of 9pm tonight I will be 1 year Leukemia Free.