A Huge Thank you to Houle Electric for Donating $1200 to the Comfort Cases

Posted on October 8, 2019 12:16 pm

A huge thank you to Houle Electric and Jessie and Justine who stopped by to drop off a $1200 dollar donation and two Gift cards from Houle Electric to assist IBEW LU 993 Women's Committee in building the Comfort Cases to be distributed on International Women's Day March 2020.

There will be 3 major projects being built in under a year in Northern BC. Spin-off jobs from theses projects attract transient populations. An increase in crimes rates and the number of sexual assaults has been known to increase in these circumstances.

IBEW LU 993 Women’s Committee is reaching out to ask for assistance to create 50 Comfort Cases. The Comfort Cases will be distributed to the Sexual Assault units in 6 northern communities near major projects located in the jurisdiction of Local Union IBEW 993 Northern BC and the Yukon. The communities we will be donating the Comfort Cases to are Kitimat, Terrace, Prince Rupert, Smithers, Ft St John and Kamloops.

The Comfort Cases is comprised of a new set of clothing for survivors whose clothes may be torn, dirty, or taken away for evidence – and on an emotional level, survivors generally don’t want to remain in the clothes they were wearing at the time of their assault. Other items to be added to Comfort Cases will be personal hygiene items.

If you are able to contribute either financially or by providing any number of the items on the attached list please contact Mollie Routledge 1-778-470-5514 (mollie@ibew993.org) or Angeline Camille (angie@ibew993.org).

Thank you for taking time to consider assisting the IBEW 993 Women’s Committee.

If you are donating please get a quick photo of you donating items as we would like to create a collage of contributors. Please email to mollie@ibew993.org Please note in subject line Comfort Cases