$12,000 raised at 5th annual Raise the Roof for Shelter

Saira Waters and Tasha Medve from Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty in Victoria, BC celebrate the success of their 5th annual Raise the Roof for Shelter fundraising event

Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty sales representatives Tasha Medve and Saira Waters hosted their popular ‘Raise the Roof for Shelter’ cocktail party in Victoria, BC on September 22.

The pair set a new fundraising record for their annual event, raising more than $12,000 for the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation. 100 per cent of the proceeds will benefit four local organizations serving women seeking safety from domestic violence: Victoria Women’s Transition House, Cridge Transition House for Women, Sooke Transition House, and Margaret Laurence House.

In just five years, this event has raised more than $28,000 in support of the Foundation.  Medve and Waters plan to continue shining a light on the need for safe shelter from domestic violence.

“We all know a woman who has been affected by an abusive relationship. Domestic violence is so common yet no one really talks about it. We need events like this so we can support these women and their children who have no where else to turn,” said Waters.

“It takes so much courage for a woman to go through something like this and leave an abusive relationship or situation. We need to keep the momentum going with future events and provide the platform to bring this cause to the forefront,” said Medve.

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