100+ Women Who Care of Lanark County donate $7100 to Project Trauma Support

100+ Women Who Care of Lanark
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Posted on: December 17, 2019

Project Trauma Support was represented by Dr. Manuela Joannou. She was accompanied by a OPP officer. PTSD is a rehabilitation program operating from Dr. Joannou’s property in Perth. It is a one-of-a-kind operation that supports first responders – firefighters, police, emergency personnel, military – who tend to hold themselves to impossible standards when dealing with traumatic situations. The program addresses PTSD and moral injuries acquired on the job. All funding goes directly to help a first responder in their community; it saves careers, marriages, families & lives. There are no administrative costs. The OPP officer described his own experience two year ago when he contemplated suicide. Project Trauma Support saved him, and he now works with them to help other damaged individuals. The program offers hope and supports the individual until the pain ends. The initial 6-day program includes activities that helps them to process the events that lead to their disability. PTSD finds clients by word of mouth, referrals from clinics, Veterans Affairs, & psychiatrists. To learn more about Project Trauma Support please visit their website: www.projecttraumasupport.com

Who are we and how does our chapter work:

We are a membership-run initiative, we gather four times a year to learn about and vote on the suggested charities for that quarter. Members nominate the charities, three are selected and the charities share in five minutes why we should vote for their charity, then the group votes. We ask for a four-meeting or one=year commitment from all new members. Once the charity is selected, each women donates $100(for which the charities provide a tax receipt), and that’s it – one hour commitment and $100 four times a year. Some women have chosen to vote online and not attend the meetings. Its what ever works for each individual and their chosen way to give.

Since our first meeting in September 2017 we have donated a total of: $48,500.00 to local charities. 100 Women Who Care is for you if you don’t have time in your busy life to volunteer but have been wanting to help those in need, and can commit to one hour four times per year; you want 100 per cent of your donations to go directly to a local charity; and you want your $100 donation to become a part of a larger amount of money by joining together with other women — creating a powerful impact in our local area.

Our next meeting will be held on Monday, March 9th, 2020. If you would like to learn more about 100 Women Who Care of Lanark County or would like to join our movement, please reach out to Lynn Vardy at 613-315-5966 or Jeannie Mongrain at 613-266-9865, or 100womenlanark@gmail.com. Find us on Facebook at 100 Women Who Care Lanark County or our website at 100womenlanark.ca.

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