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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Rotary Club of Fort St. John has now raised over $80,000 for the Women’s Resource Society since 2012 following the Mother’s Day Run earlier this year.

The Rotary’s annual event raised $10,775 for the women’s shelter this year.

Lisa Jewell, outreach and housing coordinator with the WRS, sent out a huge thank you to the rotary club and event participants on behalf of all the staff and volunteers at the shelter.

“We are so grateful for the continued support from the community. Thank you so very much,” said Jewell.

The original women’s shelter was created by a group of local women in 1981. They were concerned about the lack of resources and choices available to women in the North and the overall absence of an effective method of organizing change for women.

“The Rotary Club of Fort St. John is honoured to be able to help an organization that gives back so much to the community,” said Vince van Wieringen, President, Rotary Club of Fort St. John.

“Our volunteers, sponsors, and members work hard year after year to provide funding to local organizations in need of help, and look forward to the continued help and support from our great community businesses and volunteers.”

Details about the 2022 Mother’s Day Run will be released in the New Year.

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