Darcy Griffiths (second row left), broker/owner of Royal LePage Vernon/Armstrong, and Royal LePage staff donate $5,604 to Micki Materi (front left) and Ninke Beeksma of the Vernon Women’s Transition House. (Lisa VanderVelde/Morning Star)

Darcy Griffiths (second row left), broker/owner of Royal LePage Vernon/Armstrong, and Royal LePage staff donate $5,604 to Micki Materi (front left) and Ninke Beeksma of the Vernon Women’s Transition House. (Lisa VanderVelde/Morning Star)

Support pitched in for women in need

Vernon Women’s Transition House benefits from Royal LePage funds

The Vernon Women’s Transition House has gained support from Royal LePage Vernon/Armstrong.

Royal LePage started fundraising when owner/broker Darcy Griffiths planned to trek across Iceland as a fundraiser. Unfortunately she had to put her plan on hold after being diagnosed with cancer.

They didn’t let that stop their fundraising efforts and they raised more than $7,000 with 20 per cent going to the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation, which supports women’s shelters and violence prevention.

In addition to providing shelter for women and children fleeing abuse, Vernon Women’s Transition House Society also has a variety of programs serving women throughout the North Okanagan, including rural communities.

One such program is Women’s Outreach, which serves women in outlying areas that are experiencing domestic violence and may not have access to transportation. This program covers Cherryville, Lumby, Falkland, Armstrong and Enderby and their surrounding areas.

For any questions about accessing Vernon Women’s Transition House Society’s services in rural communities, call 250-558-3850.