Rooftop living in Chilliwack raises $8G for ADTS

He lived on cold cereal and take-out food that supporters sent up in a bucket, and tried not to despair

Kyle Hislop lived in a tent on the roof of his real estate office for a week in early February

Kyle Hislop lived in a tent on the roof of his real estate office for a week in early February

He felt a few steps above being homeless for five days.

Kyle Hislop lived in a tent on the roof of his real estate office in early February, and raised $8,100 for Ann Davis Transition Society.

The fourth day of Living on the Roof was the worst. It was pouring rain and he woke up with a headache. He’d been living on cold cereal and take-out food that supporters sent up in a bucket.

“It was starting to get to me,” he admits.

On the last day, when he was set to come down from the roof, he was met by a group of supporters from ADTS with red umbrellas.

Hislop is sending huge thanks to everyone who donated to Living on the Roof, his fundraiser for his favourite local charity.

“It was amazing to go through all the donations when it was all said and done. I was so touched by everyone’s generosity.”

The result was nothing short of “fantastic” he said, adding that he knows the organization could use the funds.

“If it takes a little stress out of their year, I’m happy. A huge thanks to everyone.”

Ann Davis Transition Society serves more than 2,700 families and individuals in crisis. All monies raised will go towards supporting programs the Transition House, Stopping the Violence Programs, Caught in the Middle, and Children Who Witness Abuse (CWWA).

ADTS executive director Patti MacAhonic was thrilled with the results of the campaign.

“We commend Kyle for his willingness to literally go above and beyond to make a difference!”