McDougall Energy Donates $7500 to Women’s House Serving Bruce and Grey
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario – December 4, 2019: McDougall Energy Inc. is pleased to announce a $7500 donation to Women’s House Serving Bruce and Grey located in Kincardine, Ontario. The donation will support programs and services that help run the shelter and provide a safe haven for victims and survivors in the region, which served nearly 1000 individuals in 2017/18.
Women’s House is an organization dedicated to ending violence against women. Through education and outreach, Women’s House strives to help build a community where all people are respected, safe, and valued. It provides services within supportive environments to women sixteen (16) years of age and older, and their children, who have experienced abuse, sexual violence, and homelessness.
“Women’s House Serving Bruce and Grey is extremely thankful for the generosity of McDougall Energy,” said Michelle Lamont, Community and Fund Development Coordinator, Women’s House. “Their support will help us to continue to provide the vital programs and services that help to improve the lives of the women and children that knock on our doors every day.”
Women’s House has seen a positive impact as a result of the programs offered. During the last fiscal year (2017/18), Women’s House served 783 individual women and 194 individual children, and responded to 8,602 crisis, support, and advocacy calls. Women’s House operates a shelter with a Crisis Counsellor on duty 24 hours a day, 365 days a year; offers Transition and Housing Support, Outreach Counselling, Child Witness support, Sexual Assault Counselling, and Second Stage Housing.
“Women’s House has been an incredible source of support, advocacy, and inspiration to women and children in the Grey Bruce area,” said Kevin Muir, Territory Manager, McDougall Energy. “We believe that ending violence is a community responsibility, and McDougall Energy proudly supports Women’s House efforts towards ending violence and creating positive change.”
For more information on Women’s House Serving Bruce and Grey, visit http://whsbg.on.ca/.
The photo includes representatives from Women’s House Serving Bruce & Grey, and McDougall Energy. From left to right – Kevin Muir, Territory Manager, McDougall Energy; and Michelle Lamont, Community and Fund Development Coordinator, Women’s House.
About McDougall Energy
McDougall Energy Inc. (“McDougall Energy”) is a Canadian, privately owned, family business which has been serving energy customers for over 70 years. McDougall Energy is a marketer and distributor of heating oil, propane, gasoline, diesel fuel and commercial lubricants, as well as an EssoTM branded retailer. McDougall Energy is proud to be named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies eight years in a row. Now in its third generation of ownership, the energy company serves communities throughout various regions across Canada. The company is headquartered in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. To learn more about McDougall Energy, visit http://www.mcdougallenergy.com.
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