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Weyburn Rotary Club expanding project to help those in crisis

The Weyburn Rotary Club will provide totes filled with personal hygiene and clothing items to be available for women and men in a crisis situation.

WEYBURN – The Weyburn Rotary Club will provide a total of 12 totes filled with personal hygiene and clothing items to be available for women in a crisis situation, and now also for men.

The totes were originally divided up between the Salvation Army, Blue Earth and the Family Place, and now they are adding Envision Counselling to the list.

Rotary member Gwen Wright gave an update on the project to members at their luncheon meeting on Thursday, as the Rotary Club provided these packages last year as well. Wright said there is enough demand at community agencies to continue providing them.

Like before, Prairie Sky Co-op gave the club a discount on $25 gift cards, with one to be placed into each tote box, plus some items will be purchased by the club, like soap, shampoo and conditioner, to round out the items placed in the box, said Wright.

She pointed out that Pharmasave also donated a fair number of items, and the Co-op also donated a $100 gift certificate for loose items needed for the totes, she added.

While visiting with one of the donor businesses, it was pointed out that men are sometimes the ones in crisis and could use some help as well, she said.

A tote for men will contain very similar items as for women in crisis, such toothpaste and toothbrush, socks, soap, shampoo and deodorant, among other items.

Wright asked for, and received, approval from the club to add four more totes to those they are now providing, to be divided among the four locations in the city.

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