Cochrane man using donations to help furnish Wesley First Nation homes

  • Saturday, January 16, 2021

A Cochranite is building homes on the Wesley First Nation and has been quietly collecting furniture donations to fill the houses upon their completion.

Peter Tilma first became involved with Stony Nakoda First Nation following the 2013 floods, when his employer, Trico Homes, was hired to restore several damaged properties belonging to Chiniki First Nation members.

While working on those homes, Tilma noted some of them were lacking furniture and other amenities— The observation sparked an idea to collect furniture and donate it to the residents.

Seven years later, Tilma is now working with the Wesley First Nation building new homes, and he is still collecting furniture donations for the homes he builds.

Read the full story here in Cochrane Today.