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United Way celebrates $20,000 Libro donation to Northern Huron Connection Centre

United Way Perth-Huron is proud to announce Libro Credit Union has provided $20,000 through their Annual Community Grant program in support of the Northern Huron Connection Centre project in Wingham.

“We appreciate Libro’s support,” said Executive Director Ryan Erb. “This donation is another important step toward making the Northern Huron Connection Centre a reality. The issue of homelessness has been top of mind across Perth-Huron. Based on the positive impact we’ve seen connection centres make in the communities they’re already part of, we’re looking forward to bringing this important resource to northern Huron.”

“Every partnership we form has a direct impact on those around us,” said Marty Rops, Huron Perth Regional Manager for Libro. “Housing is a cornerstone pillar at Libro, and we believe that success comes from partnerships like the one we have with United Way.”

“On behalf of the Northern Huron Community Committee I would also like to thank Libro for their support,” added Lisa Harper, United Way Perth-Huron Manager Community Development, Northern Huron. “This project is important for northern Huron and we appreciate Libro recognizing how beneficial it will be for the community. We hope Libro’s grant inspires other local organizations to support our capital campaign and help us meet out $130,000 goal.”

Serving Howick, Morris-Turnberry and North Huron, the Northern Huron Connection Centre is intended as a welcoming, safe space for the community’s most vulnerable citizens to rest, access basic needs, healthcare services, identification assistance and more. Partnerships with agencies — including Choices for Change, the organization chosen by United Way to operate the centre — mean those using the NHCC can access important services and supports under one roof. United Way is hoping to open the centre in February of 2023.

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