The South Shore is known for their volunteer spirit. In communities all across this area there are hundreds of people giving back in some way each and every week and making a difference in people’s lives. They are fire-fighting, teaching, entertaining, raising money, driving, cooking, serving and more. Volunteerism is a vital part to building and maintaining our healthy communities and healthy lives. Once a month we feature someone on the South Shore who is volunteering their time in some way to make our community and lives stronger.
Simple Local Life and Gow’s Home Hardware are proud to recognize this month’s “Giving Back” Recipient...Heather Fralic of Bridgewater.
Heather volunteers with the United Way of Lunenburg County on the Allocations Committee serving as the Chair for the last 7 or 8 years. United Way is a unique community based group that bring together resources both monetarily and volunteers, to make our community stronger and more vibrant for seniors, families, and all those in need. The money the United Way of Lunenburg County raises stays here and the people they are helping, the projects they are building and the important programs they are funding… are right here in our neighborhood… in our own backyard.
Heather also volunteers as a member of the Governance Board of the Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre. She sits as a non-elected member representing the Town of Bridgewater. Heather serves on the Finance and HR subcommittees of that board. This board is made up of both non-elected and elected representative of both the Town of Bridgewater and the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg. They oversee the day-to-day running of the facility, provide guidance and support to management and provide accountability back to the municipal partners.
Heather enjoys volunteering as a way to give back to the community and make a difference in the lives of members of the people who live here and as a way to meet new people. Heather recognizes a need and is able to help to fill that need with her time. Volunteering with these organizations has given Heather greater insight into our community and a feeling of belonging, having only moved here 11 years ago. She says, “I have met some great people who make me stronger and have given me inspiration to do more.”
Thank you Heather for all you do and for giving back to your community!
Founded in 1848, Gow’s has been serving the residents of Bridgewater as one of the oldest established businesses in the community. Gow’s Home Hardware is the proud sponsor of the “Giving Back” profile.
Do you know someone who “Gives Back”? Please consider nominating someone here so we can recognize them and also their organization.