On February 17th, Options Community Services launched its first capital fundraising campaign to raise $1.5 million for affordable housing units. The money is currently being raised through a partnership with 50 local women, all of who have pledged to raise $25,000 each in support of this project. Surrey 604 is encouraging public support of this project by featuring each of the 50 Women of options. Today we introduce Bo Long, Homemaker, and Community Volunteer.
Tell us your name, a bit about who you are, and your background? *
My name is Bo Long and I immigrated to Canada in 2005. Upon arrival, my family and I faced many challenges and fears including learning a new language and settling into our new life.
What is your job title/what company or organization are you with? *
I’m a homemaker and community volunteer. I am active in my community including being a Rotarian and a member of the Peace Arch Hospital Auxiliary. I am also a Chinese interpreter at Barkerville National Historic Site, where I share my cultural background with visitors.
What achievements in your life are you most proud of? *
I am most proud of myself for joining the Rotary and becoming an active member of the community.
Why did the Women of Options affordable housing campaign resonate with you? Why are you supporting this initiative? *
At the beginning of my immigration experience, I took my two 10 years old children and got help from charitable organizations like options. I want to show our community housewives that we also can contribute to society and help others.
What are your social media handles? *
Learn more about the Women of Options and make a donation to this important cause by visiting the website: https://womenofoptions.ca/#thewomen
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