Funds for famine

Drivers are encouraged to have their cars washed early next week and support the Canadian Red Cross’s relief efforts for the emerging famine in the Horn of Africa.

A car-wash fundraiser – organized by iFund Lending with the support of Surrey Board of Trade – is to be held rain or shine Aug. 15, 2-5 p.m. in the iFund building parking lot, 3237 King George Blvd.

The Canadian government has pledged to match all individual donations to the famine-relief campaign until Sept. 16. In addition, iFund has pledged to match all initial donations up to a total of $2,500.

Tax receipts will be provided for any donation over $20.