By Adam Brazeau
CORNWALL, Ontario – Donations gathered at a Zumba fundraiser for Victim Services, will help keep a safe eye on clients facing harassment or violence.
© Adam Brazeau
Victim Services of Stormont, Dundas, Glengarry & Akwesasne, a non-profit volunteer-based organization, hosted a Zumba fundraiser at St. Lawrence High School to boost their upcoming Mobile Tracking System High Risk Program.
Victim Services of Stormont, Dundas, Glengarry & Akwesasne, a non-profit volunteer-based organization, hosted a fitness fundraiser at St. Lawrence High School to boost their upcoming Mobile Tracking System High Risk Program.
“It’s a program for victims that are at the highest risk of domestic violence, stalking or harassment,” said Diane Plourde, executive director of Victim Services. “It assigns them with a new GPS mobile device, which is also coupled with a panic alarm, so they can move freely throughout the community, while enhancing their safety needs.”
Over $600 was raised towards the purchase of five Eyez-On GPS mobile tracking devices ($200/each) and monitoring fees ($230) to assist Victim Services clients with their safety needs.
"We're going to continue our fundraising efforts after this to help keep our clients safe," said Plourde.
Zumba With Jasmine for adults featured instructors Jasmine Delage and Melanie Miller-Robinson. Zumbatomic, exclusively for kids, instructors were Adele Wilson and Angela Pilon.
To donate to the program or become a volunteer, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.