Midwest Victim Services has received a donation from 100 Men Lloydminster.
100 Men met at Hampton Inn on Tuesday, September 1, to hear pitches from Victim Services and the Lloydminster 186 Air Cadet Squadron.
“Both groups made brief presentations to the members outlining the work they do in the community and from there we conducted a secret ballot of the members in attendance to determine who the recipient would be,” said Rob Anderson, co-founder of the group. “The vote was close so obviously the membership were impacted by the presentations they saw and had a tough decision to make on which group would receive the donation this time around.”
The charity received $8,200 at the meeting, but Anderson says that he is canvassing absent members to bump up the total to $10,000.
Midwest Victim Services provides crisis intervention, information, referrals and support to victims of crime and trauma. Most of their referrals come from the RCMP, but they also take self-referrals in cases that have not yet been reported to police.
“The Board and Staff of Midwest Victim Services are very appreciative of the support received in the form of tonight’s donation” said Jennifer Hauberg the Program Co-ordinator for Midwest Victim Services. “We would like to commend 100 Men Lloydminster for the work they are doing within the community as a whole”.
Hauberg also said the money would be put toward a program vehicle for staff, to be used during crisis call outs.
100 Men’s next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, December 1.