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March 07, 2016

Western Pacific Celebrates Women!

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We want to say a huge “thank you!!!” to Western Pacific Enterprises and its employees for raising over $13,000 for women and children fleeing violence. 

Members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and employees of Western Pacific Enterprises donated through payroll deductions and their Christmas 50/50 draw... The owners of Western Pacific Enterprises doubled their impact by matching employees’ donations, dollar for dollar!

Their support will go directly to our 24-hour Surrey Mobile Assault Response Team (S.M.A.R.T.). After a sexual assault, many women have serious, sometimes life-threatening injuries. But they are too afraid to ask for help. Sometimes the only thing standing in the way is a safe ride. We know that it takes, on average, $25 to get a woman to the hospital after an assault.

Because of our friends at Western Pacific, over 500 women will get the help they need after an assault.  

This local BC company is setting the bar high for how businesses and their employees can work together to rebuild lives.

A special thank you to Sandra, a true trailblazer for women in trades, who made it all possible!

If you'd like to organize a fundraiser at your place of employment, contact us 604.589.1868 or email us at giving@surreywomenscentre.ca

 

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