Laura Mawhinney (right) is heading to Haiti next Thursday with Project Aftershock. Proceeds from an ice cream fundraiser Saturday on White Rock's East Beach are to benefit the medical mission.

Sweet treat to help in Haiti

Ice cream fundraiser to benefit White Rock businesswoman's efforts to help in Haiti

The owner of an East Beach ice cream shop is hoping to sweeten a neighbour’s effort to lend a helping hand in Haiti.

Shafique Saleemi said proceeds from his Cones for a Cause fundraiser this Saturday (July 19) at his Crazy Cows Ice Cream store (15547 Marine Dr.) will benefit Project Aftershock, an organization created to help Haitians impacted by a devastating earthquake on Jan. 12, 2010.

Project Aftershock’s executive director Laura Mawhinney – who owns Project Aftershock Thrift Store on East Beach – said the organization provides medical clinics, life-saving medicine and surgery, as well as family sponsorship and food programs for two orphanages in Port-au-Prince. Funds raised July 19 – $1 per cone sold between noon and 5 p.m. – will benefit a mission trip that heads for Haiti on July 24.

Saleemi said this is the third year for Cones for a Cause. In 2011, proceeds benefited the B.C. Professional Firefighters Burn Fund.

“Every year, we try to think of a good deed,” Saleemi said. “Next year, we’ll do it for Peace Arch Hospital.”

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Surrey man’s extensive report calls city’s policing claims ‘unsubstantiated garbage’

Surrey’s Richard Landale has taken public engagement to a whole new level

474 Surrey intersections monitored by live-feed cameras

Cameras prove to be useful tool for commuters, ICBC, RCMP

White Rock woman seeks fellow hockey players for BC 55+ Games

Sue Rittinger aiming to put Zone 3 women’s team together in time for September event

Surrey’s Eat the Dishes named finalist in Small Business BC awards

Marissa Bergeron says she ‘jumped for joy’ when she found out

Surrey RCMP investigating sexual allegation against Delta police officer

One officer suspended while the alleged off-duty incident involving another officer is investigated

VIDEO: Rare ‘ice circle’ spotted on Kamloops river

An ice circle or ice pan, has formed in the chilly waters just east of the Yellowhead Bridge

B.C. man rescued after getting trapped headfirst in well as water level rose

The rescue involved crews from Oak Bay and Saanich

Investigators in wildfire-torn Australia head to site of B.C. airtanker crash

The B.C. government sends condolences to Port Alberni-owned Coulson Aviation

Mud slide prompts evacuation in Burnaby as rain saturates southern B.C.

About 20 metres of a five to six-metre high wall gave way

Former Mountie, sports coach convicted of sex abuse in B.C. granted day parole

Alan Davidson was sentenced to almost six years for abusing seven boys in the late 1970s and early 1990s

VIDEO: Person in wheelchair narrowly avoids collision with car in Kelowna

There were no injuries in the scary looking near-accident last week in Rutland

Here’s what Canada is doing to stop the coronavirus from getting in

Health officials are monitoring multiple possible cases in Canada

Fraser Valley poultry producer’s $130,000 fight with the CFIA earns him a red-tape award

Canadian Federation of Independent Business Paperweight Awards ‘honour’ government over-regulation

B.C. still struggling to control non-resident medical care fraud

Unpaid bills, out-of-province claimants a costly legacy of MSP

Most Read

l -->