Good vibes are the words to describe the atmosphere at the Taste of Summer Charity Barbecue on Wednesday afternoon.
Local charity Island Breeze was this week’s recipient, and the grand total was $1,976.
When Ministry Director Isi Masi and his team heard the total, it brought shock and excitement. He thanks the community for their support.
“That is massive help towards what we do. It will go specifically towards some of our participants that are coming, that are part of our programs that may not be able to afford and pay for their dues,” Masi explains.
In true Island Breeze fashion, their band performed for everyone in attendance. People danced, cheered and sang along.
“We're faith-based, and one of our vision and mission is bringing joy where we go, and so, that's one of the tools that we have,” he says. “It has opened up a lot of doors. Yesterday we were playing at the North End in front of some homeless people. A week ago, we were playing at the World Police Fire opening ceremony, so it's a tool that has given us amazing open doors and brings joy where we go, and that's what people recognize of us.”
Masi adds there are many ways to continue to support their charity.
“If you need music and entertainment, that's a great way for us to give to you and for you guys to give to us if you want some entertainment. Donations are always welcomed, and now you can do it on our website, and then you just click the donate button, and then you enter in your details that way. And also, we love prayers, and if you could do that, we take whatever you can," he says.
The Taste of Summer Charity Barbecue will be back next Wednesday, August 16, from 11 AM to 1 PM or until supplies last. Proceeds will be donated to Steinbach Community Outreach. A minimum donation of $2 is required for a hotdog lunch, but attendees are encouraged to bring more for charity.
Thank you to our generous sponsors who make this all possible:
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