Brockville Comes Out For Chernobyl

Over $140,000 and counting has been raised for the victims of the Chernobyl disaster.

Over 300 people attended last nights auction fundraiser put on by Canadian Aid for Chernobyl.

As organizer David Shaw explains, the money goes towards initiatives like clean water in Belarus.

He says it was an amazing evening.

"When you think about the dollars we raised last night, and that to run water to a family costs $1500, you can really make an impact on a lot of families."

The CAC has also been bringing groups of children from the Chausy area to stay with local families since 1991.