The Community Spirit Award format of previous years was replaced for 2017 with Committee level decision-making to support organizations making a difference in our communities. To this end, our Board of Directors and Community Relations Committee are pleased to announce three recipients of Middlesex Mutual funding to support their non-profit community initiatives.
Middlesex Centre Community Policing will be the recipient of $5,000.00 to support their Deer Collision Reduction Strategy. This funding will ensure development of their pilot project for high visibility solar road signage along with a public awareness campaign. The long-term goal is to see further expansion of this project throughout the Province using the Middlesex Centre pilot project as an example for deer collision reduction.
The Women’s Rural Resource Centre (WRRC) will receive $10,000.00 to support their Community Garden Project in Middlesex County. The WRRC has twenty-six years of experience offering emergency shelter for women and children including services for food, counseling and children’s programs. The Community Garden Project will address the sustainability of their Community Food Cupboard while providing cooking programs with fresh produce. This funding will expand their resources through the purchase of tools and a greenhouse.
VON Middlesex-Elgin is dedicated to meeting both the health and social needs of those in our community while helping them live safely and independently at home. An aging population is creating a greater demand for VON services and a greater need for community funding. VON will be the recipient of $10,000.00 to support their kitchen renovation to create a multi-use learning environment to help better serve their clients.
On behalf of Nancy Preston (President & CEO) many thanks to the Committee and Board for their dedication and commitment to building a vibrant and healthy community.
Nancy J. Preston, CIP
President & CEO