Rally Point Re­treat grate­ful

Tri-County Vanguard - - EVENTS - KATHY JOHN­SON THECOASTGUARD.CA

Rally Point Re­treat in Sable River are the re­cip­i­ents of the lat­est do­na­tion by the 100+ Women Who Care of Shel­burne County.

The non- profit haven for vet­er­ans and first re­spon­ders suf­fer­ing with Post Trau­matic Stress Dis­or­der (PTSD) was one of three com­mu­nity or­ga­ni­za­tions nom­i­nated for the $9,700 do­na­tion, made on Sept. 5. The Shel­burne County Tourism As­so­ci­a­tion and the For­est Ridge Academy Play­ground Group were also nom­i­nated.

Each nom­i­nated group is given the op­por­tu­nity to present to the 100+ Women Who Care of Shel­burne County and then a vote is held to select the re­cip­i­ent.

“Ev­ery or­ga­ni­za­tion nom­i­nated is very de­serv­ing and we thank them for what they do,” said Penny Smith, one of the mem­bers of the 100+ women. “In the last year and a half, the 100+ Women Who Care of Shel­burne County has lit­er­ally given back tens of thou­sands of dol­lars to or­ga­ni­za­tions that are mak­ing life bet­ter for peo­ple in our com­mu­nity.”

For Bob and Jo­han Grundy, who run Rally Point Re­treat from their home, “there’s no words” to de­scribe how grate­ful they are to re­ceive the do­na­tion. “The vote of con­fi­dence that it gives us as well, to know we are on the right track try­ing to help peo­ple and get the word out that the south shore is pretty de­cent part of Nova Sco­tia to live in,” said Bob Grundy.

The Rally Point Re­treat board of di­rec­tors have sev­eral ideas of what to do with the money, such as pur­chas­ing a backup gen­er­a­tor or pos­si­bly screen­ing in a porch, said Grundy, but no de­ci­sion has been made yet.

Rally Point Re­treat is hold­ing an open house on Sept. 29, said Grundy and peo­ple are wel­come to come for a visit.

In the mean­time, the 100+ Women Who Care of Shel­burne County are hop­ing for more ladies to join the group, said Smith, en­cour­ag­ing those think­ing about it to at­tend one of the meet­ings to learn more about what the group.

They can also visit the group’s web­site at www.100womenof shel­burnecounty.wee­bly.com

The next meet­ing of 100+ Women Who Care of Shel­burne County will be held at the Bar­ring­ton Lions Hall on Dec. 5, with a so­cial at 6 p.m. and the meet­ing be­gin­ning at 6:30 pm.

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