Charity powerwashing campaign helps Langley family

A team of retired Mounties and volunteers are offering labour in exchange for a donation to the Erin Kreiter trust fund.

A Langley family dealing with serious financial pressures due to their adult daughter’s illness is getting some more help from a local business and some Mounties.

Erin Kreiter’s family had to spend a lot of money making their Walnut Grove home wheelchair accessible after Erin was diagnosed with myastheniagravis, a degenerative muscle disorder.

Erin was studying to become a cancer researcher at the University of Alberta when her health went into serious decline.

She underwent some rehabilitation at the G.F. Strong Centre in Vancouver, but still needs a motorized wheelchair and has other medical needs.

The Kreiters spent more than $200,000 on renovations and equipment so Erin could continue to live at home.

John Gould, a friend and former RCMP officer who knew Erin’s father Tim, another retired Mountie, has for the second time volunteered to help out with some of the bills.

Gould will be donating the use of his firm’s power washing equipment to a fundraising effort this spring.

For about $250, Langley residents can get a power washing, with the labour done by off-duty RCMP officers and some of Gould’s own employees who have volunteered to help out. The $250 price is for ground surfaces, such as patios, sidewalks and driveways, of about 22 by 40 feet. The cleaning will use heated pressurized hot water and commercial surface spinners.

“We’ll just raise as much as we can,” said Gould.

To contact or book a cleaning, email friends4erin@dpwi.ca or call 604-510-9274.

All proceeds will go to the Erin Kreiter Trust Fund.

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