A Port in the Storm is a project to raised 15 million dollars to establish a facility for rural and northern patients and their families who have to stay in Winnipeg for medical treatment. The local committee’s Kory Eastman told the Chamber of Commerce they have a temporary facility as they raise funds for a permanent facility. He says right now they are leasing space and have 14 suites available for people looking at long term care in Winnipeg. He adds they are purchasing property and will be able to get 40 units up and running once they complete their capital campaign. Eastman says they’re looking to raise 15 million dollars in order to move forward with building the new residence so that is coming in October running throughout the fall.
There’s more information available at www.aportinthestorm.ca.
The local committee is looking for members. Anyone interested can call Bunny Burke, Doug O’Brien, Tim Spencer or Kory Eastman