ABBOTSFORD – New Democrat MLA Pam Alexis says local organizations will be able to protect local ecosystems and keep people safe thanks to over $325,000 from the Community Gaming Grants program for environmental and public safety initiatives.
“Grants like these provide crucial support for so many essential organizations in our community” said Pam Alexis, MLA for Abbotsford-Mission. “Whether it’s improving animal welfare, environmental protection or public safety, these organizations make our community better.”
In Abbotsford, the following community organizations are receiving funding for public safety work, which can include restorative justice, firefighting, search and rescue, emergency preparedness and community safety.
- Abbotsford Restorative Justice and Advocacy Association- $84,000
- Fraser Valley Mountain Bikers Association- $27,000
The following local organizations are receiving funding for environmental initiatives, such as animal protection, conservation and environmental awareness programs:
- W.S.S. Wild Sheep Society of British Columbia- $180,000
- Circle F Horse Rescue Society- $35,000
More than $12 million in new funding for public safety and environment programs will support 281 non-profit organizations that are helping make life better for people throughout B.C.