Daughty Preena, founder and president of Village Assist Ridge Meadows Society, recently presented a cheque for $7,000 to the Asante Centre for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome in Maple Ridge.
Village Assist was instrumental in building homes in Sri Lanka after the tsunami of 2004, with the help of donations and volunteers from Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows.
With the Village Assist society’s mandate finished, and according to the Society Act of Canada, any money left had to be donated to a Canadian Charity working in Canada.
Village Assist chose the Asante Centre – renowned for its extraordinary work with children and adults with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.
This donation comes at a time when the Asante Centre is creating a resource centre to add to its broad services.