Britespan donation to connection centre

United Way announces connection centre location, celebrates Britespan donation

United Way Perth-Huron is proud to announce the location of the Northern Huron Connection Centre and celebrate Britespan Building Systems’ $5,000 donation to the project.

“This is an exciting day,” said United Way Perth-Huron Executive Director Ryan Erb. “We are happy to announce St. Paul’s-Trinity Anglican Church as the home of the connection centre in Wingham. Reverend JoAnn Todd and the congregation of St. Paul’s-Trinity recognized the need to support vulnerable people within the community and offered their parish hall as the home site for the connection centre.”

“We’d also like to thank Britespan for their generous donation to the Northern Huron Connection Centre,” added Lisa Harper, United Way Manager Community Development, Northern Huron. “To nurture this project, we need the support of local businesses and community members. We appreciate Britespan’s commitment to Northern Huron and United Way.”

“We are pleased to make a donation in support of the Northern Huron Connection Centre,” said Steve Burke, VP of Finance at Britespan. “We aren’t only donating to the centre. We are contributing to the overall success of our community.”

Serving Howick, Morris-Turnberry and North Huron, the 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 it can access important services and supports under one roof. United Way is planning to open the centre in February of 2023.

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