Sarah Thompsen; Office Administrator and Women of Steel Co-Chair and Tammy Griffiths; steelworker present Kat Boag-Munroe; Fernie Women's Resource Centre counsellor and Lauren Fox; Resource Centre Executive Director with a cheque for $3

Sarah Thompsen; Office Administrator and Women of Steel Co-Chair and Tammy Griffiths; steelworker present Kat Boag-Munroe; Fernie Women's Resource Centre counsellor and Lauren Fox; Resource Centre Executive Director with a cheque for $3

Women’s Resource Centre receives cheque from USW

Local United Steelworkers (USW) 9346 nominated the Fernie Women's Resource Centre to benefit from USW community funding.

Local United Steelworkers (USW) 9346 nominated the Fernie Women’s Resource Centre to benefit from USW community funding.

On Wednesday, May 20 a cheque was presented to the Resource Centre for $3,000 by Steelworkers to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Steelworkers Humanity Fund — a charity based out of Toronto.

The donation to the Fernie Women’s Resource Centre is a fraction of the $30,000 from the Humanity Fund dedicated to the western provinces of Canada.

“What we’ll do with the money is to provide extra programs and support we wouldn’t otherwise be able to provide to women and families. Often what that can look like is grocery or gas gift cards or perhaps even diapers or any other support they may need that they can’t access elsewhere,” said Executive Director at the Resource Centre Lauren Fox.

$3,000 will also be given to the Cranbrook branch of the Women’s Resource Centre.