• Jerianne Bardoel

Vermilion & District Housing Foundation Receives Donation



From left, Delores Coates Lingley (Recreation Assistant), Callie Smith (Recreation Assistant), Brittany Lysons (Recreation Director) and Jessica Vevang (Recreation Assistant), with the donation cheque. Photo Sue Chikie

The Vermilion & District Housing Foundation received a $5000 donation from the Million Dollar Round Table association (MDRT) on December 18 to purchase a specialized bed. The donation was sponsored by member Meagan S. Balaneski, who has been a member of the MDRT since 2012. Meagan is currently a Certified Financial Planner with Manulife Securities Incorporated.

“The specialized bed will be utilized in supportive living to assist with the needs of our residents,” commented Brittany Lysons, Recreation Director.

The MDRT was founded in 1927 and is an independent association consisting of more than 72,000 leading life insurance and financial service professionals that come from more than 500 companies in 70 nations.

The Vermilion & District Housing Foundation has been providing affordable housing to seniors and families for more than 55 years. The Foundation manages and operates 170 units distributed throughout seven manors and lodges; Westend Manor, Parkway Manor, Valley View Manor, and Pioneer Haven in Islay, as well as community housing for low-income families in Vermilion.

Vermilion & District Housing Foundation expanded their locations to include Chauvin, Edgerton, Irma, Dewberry and Wainwright, totaling 60 additional units as of January 1, 2021.

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