Coquitlam fundraiser for cyclone victims — Mandewo

A container of donated items is headed to Africa, but first funds are needed to pay for shipping, Coquitlam councillor says - fundraiser for tomorrow, Wednesday Lead

A group of Tri-City residents are supporting victims of cyclone Idai in Zimbabwe and Mozambique with a community fundraiser Wednesday, July 24.

A container of donated items has already been filled, now funds are needed to pay to ship to the African countries.

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The fundraiser, organized by the Women’s Collaborative Hub and Trish Mandewo, Coquitlam councillor, will take place at Pasta Polo Restaurant in Coquitlam.

Tickets are $50 and include dinner and wine, and there will be surprise musical guests.

Vegan and vegetarian options are also available.

Tropical storm hit March 4 to March 21 and caused $2 billion in damage and left more than 1,200 people dead.

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