After a summer break, Bruderheim council is back and ready to turn their efforts towards a couple local organizations.
During their first meeting on August 15, council approved funding $500 for the Fort Saskatchewan Victim Services Unit. The organization, which assists surrounding areas such as Bruderheim, is a support group that helps victims work through their trauma. The money is going towards training and helping emergency clients.
"It's to help the program that they run to be able to function the way it needs to," said mayor Karl Hauch. "It's really important to support this type of thing where folks can have access to help. Whatever they need to help make sure that they can function properly to support people, I wholeheartedly support."
They also put $3,120 towards Lamont County Family and Community Support Services (FCSS). The group runs programs within the community including the teen centre in town, which is upstairs in the arena. FCSS operates year-round but their youth program primarily operates in the fall and winter.
"This is vital for kids in our community and it's also vital that we properly communicate to the residents to make sure that they know that this service is available in our community for kids."
They plan to use their website, twitter and Facebook to inform residents about these support groups, as well as town signs and newsletters.