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Hearthstone campaign reaches $7.5 million mark

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(L-R) Hearthstone Community Campaign committee member Tania Andrist, new Estevan Regional Nursing Home committee chair Don Kindopp, Hearthstone chair Vern Buck, Sereggela family owners Pete and George Sereggela, and Hearthstone committee member Mayor Roy Ludwig participated in a cheque presentation for $75,000.

The Hearthstone campaign has exceeded the $7.5 million mark towards the new nursing home for Estevan, with two donations on June 18 at Allies Dining.

The Sereggela family contributed $75,000 to the campaign that will be paid off over a five-year period.

“Anytime a worthwhile project comes along there’s no question that we are going to participate in it,” said George Sereggela.

Sereggela said that they don’t have a direct connection to the nursing home, but since it is a community project, and it is something that is needed in Estevan, it was a “no brainer” to donate to the cause.

“We certainly have friends who have loved ones, who have a need to be in a nice facility and our facilities are dated,” said Sereggela.

Hillcrest Public School Grade 6 student Dylan Beahm raised $200. Dylan has been pledging for the project since last fall when he attended We Day in Saskatoon, which encourages youth to make a local impact.

Dylan chose to support the Hearthstone campaign because of his grandpa. Even is not in need of the facility, Dylan said that his grandfather suffers from an illness that causes fatigue and dizziness.

Dylan also mentioned that he is not sure if there is cure for the illness, and that the Hearthstone campaign reminds him of his grandpa, as it can help others in need of the facility.

He said that he’ll still continue to pledge for funds.

New Estevan Regional Nursing Home committee chair Don Kindopp said that the recent support from the community has helped them get to that $7.5 million dollar mark.

“We’re lucky to arrive at that amount of money, the support by the community and business has been fantastic,” said Kindopp.

With $500,000 to yet to be raised, Kindopp hopes to arrive at the $8 million goal soon.

“I’m sure that we’ll arrive at the eight million very soon,” said Kindopp. “We’re looking forward to that day and celebration


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