Local charity helps communities

A new charity is just starting out in Ponoka and it is already doing good things for the community and surrounding areas

A new charity is just starting out in Ponoka and it is already doing good things for the community and surrounding areas.

Lee and his father Linden McCarty have begun their charity Patches Projects—not an official name yet but they are off to a great start.

The charity has recently raised money through a poker tournament and other ways in order to provide a vehicle for a Red Deer woman.

Lee believes that help is needed in Central Alberta and is doing his best to make a better life for people in the area.

“We meet every once in awhile and find a project that we can do,” said Lee. “Everyone wants to do something good for people and we are a way that they can do that.”

The poker tournament had 12 people come out and raised over $150 for their cause.

“We try to make it fun as we go,” said Lee.

The project helped give a newer Grand Caravan to a woman from Red Deer who needed one.

The charity group started out about a month ago and Lee has strong hopes for making a difference.

“We like to help people,” he said. “We are trying to do things anonymously and not get too much attention, but that is difficult to do.”

Right now Lee is working on getting out a facebook account for people who are interested in Patches Projects and encourages anyone who wants to get involved to contact him at 403-318-8128.