NAMI Far North presented with $5k check

By Ben Olson
Reader Staff

The National Alliance on Mental Illness Far North was presented with a check for $5,000 this week from a combination of donors.

Judy Colegrove with Tango Cafe, Catherine Perusse with NAMI Far North and Justine Murray, with La Chic Boutique. Courtesy photos

The fundraiser was successful thanks to donations received from a few different sources after a special event at the Panida Theater.

Greasy Fingers Bikes n’ Repair donated a bike for a raffle which was won by a young woman named Hailey, who also won a basket full of picnic supplies donated by Finan McDonald.

“A huge thank you goes out to Greasy Fingers for the generous bike raffle donation, Red Wheelbarrow Produce for hosting the farm to table dinner, Tango Cafe for the silence auction items, the staff at the Panida Theater, the volunteers who helped distribute flyers and to all of you who attend the Andy Irons film or helped to spread the word by talking about mental health awareness,” NAMI wrote in a statement.

“NAMI Far North is so grateful to this generous, caring community,” the statement continued. “Hope lives because of people like you. Thank you for everyone supporting North Idaho Crisis Services. Share this number: (208) 946-5595. A crisis can happen at any time to anyone.”

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