Rotary aids meth addiction help

The club raised the cash through its annual golf tournament and silent auction at Olympic View Golf Course.

The Rotary Club of Colwood focussed on crystal meth last week over breakfast.

As part of its weekly Thursday morning meeting, at Langford Fire Rescue station No. 1, the group handed $9,500 to the Salvation Army.

The club raised the cash through its annual golf tournament and silent auction at Olympic View Golf Course.

They dedicated most of the donation, $8,500, toward Beacon of Hope House a facility that houses six youths at a time who are to overcome addiction, particularly crystal meth.

“Crystal meth is a really hard drug. It’s cheap to make and the kids want to use it,” said Jim Tenhove, Colwood Rotary member.

The 20-member club has donated $38,000 over the past four years to help people struggling with crystal meth addiction.

The other $1,000 went to the Salvation Army Family Services to help send children to a one-week summer camp on the Sunshine Coast.

The Rotary Club of Colwood is always looking for new members. Call Tenhove at 250-474-5162 for information.