Park­ers aids lo­cal char­ity

Penticton Herald - - LIVING -

Park­ers Chrysler and Janet Parker have col­lec­tively do­nated their largest amount ever to Discovery House.

“We are over­whelmed by the $30,900 do­na­tion. We had no idea it would be such a gen­er­ous amount,” said Discovery House ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor Jerome Abra­ham.

Park­ers Chrysler raised $5,900 dur­ing their Septem­ber fundraiser by com­mit­ting $100 for ev­ery ve­hi­cle sold dur­ing that month.

Janet Parker, mother of the late Colin Parker, who strug­gled with sub­stance abuse, added to her deal­er­ship’s fundrais­ing ef­forts with a per­sonal cheque for Discovery House in the amount of $10,000.

“We can­not bring Colin back but if we can help an­other mother and fam­ily avoid this tremen­dous lost, then we will do what­ever we can,” she said.

“Or­ga­ni­za­tions like Discovery House need the com­mu­nity’s full sup­port to help those who suf­fer from ad­dic­tionî said Janet Parker.

Park­ers Chrysler then do­nated an ad­di­tional $15,000 for a to­tal do­na­tion of $30,900.

“With the opi­oid over­dose epi­demic, con­tin­ual fundrais­ing is key for Discovery House to keep their doors open to men in crisis,” said gen­eral man­ager Jim Tabler.

“Pen­tic­ton is lucky to have Discovery House to help men get clean and sober so they can re­turn to their fam­i­lies, and we will con­tinue to help how­ever we can.”

Fam­ily owned and op­er­ated, Park­ers Chrysler has been op­er­at­ing in Pen­tic­ton since 1945.

Spe­cial to The Her­ald

Discovery House ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor Jerome Abra­ham, Janet Parker and Park­ers Chrysler gen­eral man­ager Jim Tabler with a $30,900 do­na­tion to the men’s sub­stance-abuse re­cov­ery pro­gram.

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