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Dave and Lori Malone
Red Deer Alberta

Dave and Lori Malone of Red Deer place high value on giving back to their community. As Dave explains, “When our family was younger we didn’t really have the financial resources to do much in the way of cash donations but we could give time.” And give they did. They were active volunteers for many years with the Christmas Bureau, Festival of Trees and STARS in Red Deer.Now, their children are grown and Dave and Lori have three grandchildren. These days, time is the resource that feels tight and priorities for how it is spent have shifted. Dave and Lori have found other ways to continue making a contribution to the community. In 2011, they decided to help with the kitchen expansion at Bethany Sylvan Lake. The mother of one of Dave’s friends was living thereand while visiting her, Dave became aware of the opportunity to support the expansion of the kitchen at the Centre. He was impressed with the residence and the care his friend’s mother was receiving and this inspired their decision to support Bethany and the kitchen project. Dave remembers the wonderful feeling he had when he visited to see the kitchen following the renovations. He particularly liked how he saw the residents utilizing the space. When he asked a resident how he liked the new kitchen, he was told “It’s great! Now, when I want to, I can just go into the kitchen and get a banana.” What Dave really appreciated was being able to see a tangible difference in someone’s life – the simple freedom of being able to go into the kitchen and get a snack made it feel more like home. Most recently, Dave and Lori supported the refurbishment of the tub room at Bethany Sylvan. With their help, and other donors like them, the funding is now in place for this project.

Dave and Lori Malone
Red Deer Alberta

Dave and Lori Malone of Red Deer place high value on giving back to their community. As Dave explains, “When our family was younger we didn’t really have the financial resources to do much in the way of cash donations but we could give time.” And give they did. They were active volunteers for many years with the Christmas Bureau, Festival of Trees and STARS in Red Deer.Now, their children are grown and Dave and Lori have three grandchildren. These days, time is the resource that feels tight and priorities for how it is spent have shifted. Dave and Lori have found other ways to continue making a contribution to the community. In 2011, they decided to help with the kitchen expansion at Bethany Sylvan Lake. The mother of one of Dave’s friends was living thereand while visiting her, Dave became aware of the opportunity to support the expansion of the kitchen at the Centre. He was impressed with the residence and the care his friend’s mother was receiving and this inspired their decision to support Bethany and the kitchen project. Dave remembers the wonderful feeling he had when he visited to see the kitchen following the renovations. He particularly liked how he saw the residents utilizing the space. When he asked a resident how he liked the new kitchen, he was told “It’s great! Now, when I want to, I can just go into the kitchen and get a banana.” What Dave really appreciated was being able to see a tangible difference in someone’s life – the simple freedom of being able to go into the kitchen and get a snack made it feel more like home. Most recently, Dave and Lori supported the refurbishment of the tub room at Bethany Sylvan. With their help, and other donors like them, the funding is now in place for this project.

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Dave and Lori Malone
Red Deer Alberta

cheque-presentationDave and Lori Malone of Red Deer place high value on giving back to their community. As Dave explains, “When our family was younger we didn’t really have the financial resources to do much in the way of cash donations but we could give time.” And give they did. They were active volunteers for many years with the Christmas Bureau, Festival of Trees and STARS in Red Deer.Now, their children are grown and Dave and Lori have three grandchildren. These days, time is the resource that feels tight and priorities for how it is spent have shifted. Dave and Lori have found other ways to continue making a contribution to the community. In 2011, they decided to help with the kitchen expansion at Bethany Sylvan Lake. The mother of one of Dave’s friends was living thereand while visiting her, Dave became aware of the opportunity to support the expansion of the kitchen at the Centre. He was impressed with the residence and the care his friend’s mother was receiving and this inspired their decision to support Bethany and the kitchen project. Dave remembers the wonderful feeling he had when he visited to see the kitchen following the renovations. He particularly liked how he saw the residents utilizing the space. When he asked a resident how he liked the new kitchen, he was told “It’s great! Now, when I want to, I can just go into the kitchen and get a banana.” What Dave really appreciated was being able to see a tangible difference in someone’s life – the simple freedom of being able to go into the kitchen and get a snack made it feel more like home. Most recently, Dave and Lori supported the refurbishment of the tub room at Bethany Sylvan. With their help, and other donors like them, the funding is now in place for this project.