HALIFAX, NS – As a direct result of the tragic events of April 18 and 19, 2020 in Nova Scotia, the Community Foundation of Nova Scotia (CFNS) is proud to announce the creation of the We Rise Again Fund.
In collaboration with the United Way, Ulnooweg Indigenous Communities Foundation, and the Rural Communities Foundation of Nova Scotia, and through the generous support of Green Shield Canada (GSC) and other donors, the We Rise Again Fund has been created to address the longer-term vision of legacy for the victims of this tragedy.
Working directly with the community, the families, local and elected officials and donors to establish ongoing support services and identify ways to make a fitting tribute to those lives lost, this fund will be a tribute to ongoing love and caring for the people who have been profoundly impacted by the horrendous events that transpired over these two days.
“Our province has rallied to support all those who experienced loss on those terrible days and will continue to do so as only Nova Scotians can,” said Stephanie Clark, Interim CEO of CFNS. “We are inspired and lifted by the beautiful and moving tributes and the many fundraising efforts that have already been put in place to support the victims’ families and the community during this time of great need. It is the intention that this fund does not detract from any of these efforts, but that it will enable actions that can provide comfort and support for the community for many years to come.”
"All of us at GSC are thinking about those who lost loved ones in last month's tragic shootings. We are pleased to support the efforts of the CFNS and other partners to help the impacted communities heal and rebuild, with a focus on ensuring the necessary services are in place," said Zahid Salman, President & CEO, Green Shield Canada.
After response begins recovery, and after recovery begins healing and rebuilding. We know that despite the unfathomable tragedy, We Will Rise Again, together.
For those interested in learning more about the fund and how to make a contribution, they can visit http://www.WeRiseAgainFund.ca.