Evening raises more than $7,800 for shelter

The Haliburton County Echo – March 14, 2017 – by Chad Ingram

There was a sense of deja vu for the women involved in a March 8 fundraiser that brought in some $7,845 for the local women’s shelter.

“Here we are again,” said Heather Ross to the crowd in the great hall at Haliburton’s Fleming College campus. “This is the fourth time we are fundraising for a women’s shelter in the county.”

The evening of song and speeches, organized by volunteer Bonnie Roe, raised funds for HERS (Haliburton Emergency Rural SafeSpace), the YWCA-operated women’s shelter located in Minden.

It came to light late last year that the Peterborough Haliburton YWCA had closed emergency shelter located in Minden for five months from late 2015 to spring of 2016 due to a lack of resources. (Read more…)