A local organization here in Edmonton has, since 1986, provided a second stage shelter for women and their children escaping domestic abuse.
This organization is known as WINGS – Women In Need Growing Stronger.
I have been an involved supporter of WINGS for over ten years in a number of different capacities.
Last year, WINGS developed a campaign, primarily social media based, to encourage men to become more involved, to become a WINGMAN.
Today on my podcast channel, Anchor, I released a discussion with Rhonda Janzen from WINGS, talking about what the organization does and what it has accomplished over the years. I invite you to give it a listen. Here is the link.
Next week I will be doing another podcast with Rhonda specifically about the WINGMAN campaign so watch for that one as well.
As I’m a WINGMAN again this year, my photo will be popping up fairly soon and of course I will be sharing it. Actually, I’m sharing pretty much everything from WINGS as they do their fundraising. If you wish, you can donate using this link. Be sure and enter my name as the WINGMAN you are sponsoring. As well EPCOR’s Heart+Soul Fund will match donations, dollar for dollar, up to $20,000, so there is great benefit possible from this campaign.
By all means stay in touch with my social media for further updates. One way to do that is you can subscribe to my newsletter if you haven’t already.
Now some hashtags. #WomenInNeedGrowingStronger #yeg #WINGMAN4WINGS #DomesticViolence #HeartandSoulFund