Nanaimo Women’s Centre appeals for public’s help in wake of vandalism

NANAIMO – Outreach organization had window smashed and battery stolen from vehicle.

Vandalism to the Nanaimo Women’s Centre outreach van has the organization appealing to the public for aid.

A window was smashed in and battery stolen from the Nanaimo Women’s Centre Outreach outreach van over the span of a month, according to Lisa Marie Barron, the centre’s project development coordinator, who says the real damage is that the vandalism has taken dollars away from services. The organization, which has had to pay for the fixes, is now asking the community for extra support and donations.

The van is used to provide rides to the food bank, pick up and drop off for programs and tenancy support for those looking to get back into housing. It’s not good timing with there being more of a need over the season, Barron said.

To donate, call the Nanaimo Women’s Centre at 250-753-0633.