Silent auction by Greater Victoria realtors raises funds for women’s shelters – Vancouver Island Free Daily



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A handful of Greater Victoria realtors hope to raise $ 5,000 in their annual fundraiser to support local women’s shelters.

The Modern Real Estate team launched Raise the Roof for Shelter in 2013 and through eight years of fundraising, the event grossed $ 62,000. This year’s fundraiser is an online silent auction featuring donations from local businesses.

The auctions are live until Monday, June 21 at 7 p.m. Find the auction online at 32auctions.com/RTR2021.

Raise the Roof for Shelter supports the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation, Canada’s largest public foundation dedicated exclusively to funding women’s shelters and violence prevention programs. Local funds are redirected to four women’s shelters in the area: Victoria Women’s Transition House, The Cridge Transition House for Women, Margaret Laurence House and Sooke Transition House Society.

As an essential service, shelters have remained open and operational throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Organizations continue to provide safe emergency shelter, counseling and support to women and their children affected by violence and abuse.

Anyone in immediate danger should dial 911. A woman who is not in immediate danger can call the Halfway House 24 hour crisis line at 250-385-6611 for resources and assistance. .

Men who need help and resources can call the Pacific Center for the Family at 1-866-478-8357 or the Men’s Trauma Center at 1-866-793-6367.


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