The successful selected charity at the May 2022 meeting was the Cancer Support and Resource Program (CSRP) which was presented by Bettyann Carty. This local program will get a boost of $16,500 which will be spent on food/gas vouchers for families as they travel to and from hospitals for treatments, bill payments (hydro/gas), parking passes at hospitals, mattresses, and home essentials for bedridden patients. This program does what it can to make the lives of cancer patients and their families comfortable and as stress free as possible.
The CSRP is a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting those touched by cancer to take charge of their choices and to locate the appropriate resources. They assist families connect with government & community agencies, institutions, businesses, service groups and individuals. And through peer and support groups, they offer a wide variety of emotional and supportive services. 50 to 100 families are helped each year, all the staff are volunteers, and all of this money will remain in Norfolk County and help Norfolk residents.
The other 2 charities who presented were: St. Bernard of Clairvaux School (Joannie Rell) and Youth Unlimited/YFC Norfolk (Julia Easey).