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Episode Info: Are you aware of all the services for the people of the Semiahmoo Peninsula? Are you looking for a place to volunteer your extra time? If you aren’t aware of all the services available to those in your community, then you might be missing out on an opportunity to help others. Community-based service delivery is not geared toward any one type of citizen. Can you see how familiarity with community services could assist community members who need help? If you’re interested in knowing more about services available in White Rock and South Surrey, then you’ll want to invest 20 minutes for this edition of Memories Past. Stories Present, where host Erik Reynolds talk about this with guest Gordie Hogg, a long-time resident on the Peninsula who also serves as the local MLA. Today’s special guest, David Young, CEO of Sources, a community based non-profit that has been delivering services to a wide range of Semiahmoo residents for more than three decades. Reaching Out to the Community with Volunteer Services This episode kicks off with a quick overview about how far these services reach into the Semiahmoo community. David shares figures and statistics that back up this information. Then David segues into how long Sources interacts with a member of the community based on the services this person receives, and the process for requesting assistance. If you are looking for volunteer opportunities on the Semiahmoo Peninsula or need help that assistance through services can provide, then Sources is the best source to help. How Sources Helps White Rock and South Surrey Residents Next the conversation turns to the fundraising required to continue providing these services to Semiahmoo communities, like White Rock and South Surrey: It also addresses these questions: - How much does Sources depend on fundraising? - How do these services affect the community’s reputation? - Who can take advantage of these useful services? Now ask yourself these two questions: Do I have a need for services for the people of the Semiahmoo Peninsula? Do I want to support these services in my community? If you answered “Yes” to either or both, then it’s time to contact Sources for more information. How You Can Support Sources in Your Community Then David discusses some of the events and partnerships that contribute to the fundraising necessary to support non-profit resources on the Semiahmoo Peninsula. David shares the significance of specific upcoming events, as well as
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