From left, Suzanne Shea, Enbridge Senior Community Engagement Advisor; Usman Bhatti, Plant Manager, Underwood Wind Farm; and Marilyn Rosner, Saugeen Valley Children's Safety Village.
WEST GREY, Ontario (January 26, 2017)—Enbridge’s Underwood Wind Farm has provided a $10,000 Safe Community Program grant to the new Saugeen Valley Children’s Safety Village.
The Safety Village’s mission is to provide an innovative and interactive educational safety facility to aid in the elimination of preventable childhood injuries and death. It is estimated that 10,000 children will participate in the Safety Programs at the Village per year. Programs will include Fire Safety, Internet Safety, Farm Safety, Road Safety, Bike Safety, PEACE (anti-bullying), and many more programs identified by the Ontario School Curriculum as well as local concerns and issues. Programs will focus on school-age children from Kindergarten to Grade six.
“We can’t say enough about how much we appreciate Enbridge stepping forward to contribute to such an important initiative in our community,” said Marilyn Rosner of the Children’s Safety Village.
Enbridge’s contribution towards this project will fund the interactive PEACE room, which encourages kindness, empathy and peace. “As a parent and member of the community, I am proud to be part of such a great initiative that helps our children grow up healthy and safe,” said Usman Bhatti, Plant Manager of the Underwood Wind Farm.
Enbridge’s Safe Community program provides financial support to first responders and safety driven organizations for the purchase of new equipment, professional training or educational programs. The program has provided more than $9.3 million to organizations across North America since its inception in 2002.
Through investments in partnerships and human capital, Enbridge supports organizations that contribute to the economic, environmental and social well-being of communities near its operations.