After two years of planning, fund-raising as well as a lot of last minute running around and finishing touches we were finally ready for the Grand Opening. This project is a partnership between the Chausy Administration, Canadian Aid for Chernobyl and Dream Mountain’s Foundation. Unfortunately a high level of alcohol abuse has created a need for this type of shelter and we are proud to sponsor the first of it’s kind in this country. A lot of negotiation was required to determine responsibilities between the Chausy administration, Social Services and CAC, but in the end all are satisfied with the arrangement. Here our Mountain climbers (Shawn Dawson was unable to make it) who raised $30,000 are introduced to the the Mayor of the Chausy Region. Additional funding was provided by our loyal CAC supporters. From left are Timothy Ross, Stuart Spurrell, Bob Van Blitterswyck and Brad Speck. It was so great to have them here to see the final result and realize the amazing long term impact they will have on the families in this community.
Outside a crowd gathered as we were entertained by a local music group playing