NORQUAY — More than $3,000 was raised at the Norquay Co-op Fuel Good Day on Sept. 20 for a Kamsack man suffering a spinal injury.
Because a family member works at the Norquay Co-op, it was agreed that funds raised that day would go to Ethen Krawetz, who had suffered a catastrophic spinal cord injury on June 4, leaving all four limbs paralyzed and with no ability to move from the shoulders down.
“Although the weather was not on our side, the community pulled through,” said Kayla Hrycenko, an employee of the Norquay Co-op and organizer of the event. “We were kept pretty busy all day and many people brought all their vehicles for a fill up.”
The Fuel Good Day featured a donation
of where 10 cents a litre of pumped fuel would go to the selected charity.
The barbecue lunch raised $1,680, and the one-dollar coffee and slushie kiosk raised $85, Hrycenko said. A total of 12,772.22 litres of gasoline was pumped, resulting in a total of $1,277.22 raised for Krawetz.
In total $3,042.22 was raised, she said, adding that in addition, some of Krawetz’s friends sold window decals and a silent auction was held..
The son of Dawn and the late Cory Krawetz, Ethen, 19, graduated from Kamsack Comprehensive Institute in 2021 and in May he had graduated from Parkland College with a welding certificate.