THUNDER BAY – Evergreen took another positive step forward today. This morning,Evergreen a United Neighbourhood hosted local MPP Bill Mauro, Thunder Bay-Atikokan to help celebrate some amazing community news. This past November, Evergreen was awarded a$76,200 grant, from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) to completely transform its new home at 139 Heron Street in Thunder Bay. The building and the nearby local park will serve as a neighbourhood hub that provides a variety of programs and services for children and youth at risk and their families.
Linda Bruin enthused, “Welcome to Evergreen House, a place where we can launch many more dreams and support our neighbours. We look forward to fixing this house to be a safe welcoming place for the community to gather.”
Joining MPP Mauro to help announce the news at Evergreen’s Winter Carnival today were OTF Northwestern Grant Review Team representatives Keith Nymark (Chair) and Maureen Brophy (Program Manager).
“I want to congratulate Linda and her organization for the work they do. I am pleased we are able to help and support their efforts with this $76,000 funding announcement. This area of our city holds special memories for me, and I am happy to see this renewed interest and vitality in our communities and neighbourhoods,” said Bill Mauro, MPP Thunder Bay-Atikokan.
Evergreen a United Neighbourhood is an award-winning grassroots not-for-profit organization that represents the residents, businesses and community stakeholders who have a vested interest in working to address neighbourhood priorities. The vision of Evergreen is strong people living in a healthy and safe community. The Mission is to enhance the capacities and mobilize the strengths of the people living in the Simpson-Ogden neighbourhood.
“Together we work to create a vibrant, prosperous, inclusive, resilient, healthy and clean community.”