Rock Solid Refuge raises $52,000 at banquet
The 2020 Rock Solid Refuge banquet and auction fundraisers in Shaunavon and Swift Current raised approximately $52,000 in support of the faith-based residential program for teenage boys dealing with addictions, behaviour or substance abuse issues.
The event in Shaunavon took place on March 6 and the fundraiser in Swift Current was held March 13.
The program at each event included a meal, live and silent auctions, inspiring testimonies by current and former students, and a message of hope by keynote speaker Natalie Ackerman of Lloydminster, who is the founder of Hope 4 More Ministries and the mother of a former student at Rock Solid Refuge.
ABOVE: Auctioneer Donnie Peacock takes bids during the live auction at the fundraising event in Swift Current, March 13. Standing at the podium is Rock Solid Refuge board member Michael Ross. RIGHT: Tyler Dueck (at left, on guitar) and Steven Belau (percussion) perform a song at the fundraising banquet in Swift Current, March 13.
ABOVE: Rock Solid Refuge Executive Director Dallas Block introduces two current students during the banquet in Swift Current, March 13. Both students spoke about how they benefit from the residential program offered byRock Solid Refuge at its centre near Shaunavon. LEFT: People look at silent auction items during the Rock Solid Refuge fundraising banquet at the Legion Hall in Swift Current, March 13.
Keynote speaker Natalie Ackerman shares her message with an attentive audience at the Swift Current banquet, March 13.