NDP MLAs say grants will support local organizations and keep people and the environment safe

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MISSION– New Democrat MLAs Pam Alexis and Bob D’Eith say local organizations will be able to protect local ecosystems and keep people safe thanks to over $128,000 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 Mission, 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.

  • Mission Search & Rescue Society- $62,000

The following local organizations are receiving funding for environmental initiatives, such as animal protection, conservation and environmental awareness programs:

  • Fraser Valley Humane Society- $10,000
  • People Ensuring Animal Care Exists (P.E.A.C.E.)- $19,000
  • Mission Environmental Stewardship Society- $37,250

“Not-for-profit organizations work towards a safer and more sustainable future for both the people and the animals in our community,” says Bob D’Eith, MLA for Maple Ridge-Mission. “It’s great that our government is supporting their important work so they can make the community a better place for current and future generations to enjoy.”

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.

Learn more: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2023MUNI0019-000376