Rally Point Retreat grateful
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.