The Power Workers’ Union (PWU) Bruce Site Equity Committee formed in 2006 focuses on making cash disbursements of Equity funds to community organizations and local causes.
On Wednesday, October 21st, PWU Bruce Site member, Robert McCourt, presented a donation of $5,000 to P.R.A.N.C.E. (Pegasus Riding Association Nurturing Challenged Equestrians) in Port Elgin.
“This is thrilling and will do so much good,” said Ann Marie Johnston, P.R.A.N.C.E. Executive Director/Volunteer Coordinator. “Given COVID-19 and our loss of fundraising through events such as the annual craft show, this will tremendously help to subsidize those who may not be able to afford a riding program.”
Without the revenue generated from fundraising, PRANCE is also looking for alternative strategies to help off-set the income loss which is used for horse care including: regular veterinary checks and medication, farrier services, massage and chiropractic, feed and supplements, horse boarding, etc. Indeed, monthly horse care for the PRANCE horses runs on average at $7,500/month or $90,000 per year.
“We are fortunate that we have some donors like Lori Kohl who annually support the upkeep for a horse.”
To date, the PWU Equity Fund has distributed over $3Million within local communities.