Local real estate agent raises significant funds for YWCA Westman Womens Shelter

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In July, Jenn Shields from Shields Group with Royal LePage Martin-Liberty, embarked on a 115 km trek across Iceland’s Southern Highlands. On this journey she joined over 80 Royal LePage agents from across Canada in support of the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation. It was a challenging 5 day trek through rugged terrain in extremely remote parts of the country. They saw all kind of weather including snow, rain and high winds. The purpose of this challenge was to raise money and awareness for women and children affected by domestic violence.

Through donations and fundraising events she was able to raise over $10,000, which contributed to the $655,000 raised by the group of trekkers. $8220 of the funds went to support the local YWCA Westman Womens Shelter. These much needed dollars will help support the operational costs of the Shelter, specifically helping to fund children’s programs necessary to help prevent the continuation of the cycle of domestic violence. The remainder will be combined with 20% of all funds raised to support domestic violence initiatives across Canada. Every dollar raised in support of the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation goes directly to helping those affected by domestic violence.