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William S. Herron Family Charitable Foundation – April 2019

The William S. Herron Family Charitable Foundation was established in 1989, shortly after the passing of the foundation’s namesake, William S. Herron, Sr. The foundation’s mission is to support Calgary and area organizations, initiatives and individual needs that are unlikely to find adequate funding from others. The Foundation endeavors to assist groups working to fulfill social needs within the community.

Bill Herron, son of William S. Herron, Sr., said that Distress Centre was selected as a recipient charity because we are a local charity performing very important community services in Calgary that is both financially transparent and efficient.

The William S. Herron Family Charitable Foundation also provides support to a number of other Calgary and area organizations.

“This is our community and the people that are being supported are our neighbours,” Bill said. “We’re not a huge charity, but we provide support where we can in our community.”

Bill also said he feels it is very important for those who are able to share back to do so. “Regrettably there seems to be no end to need in our community. In a small way we try to help make the good work of the donor charities possible. Our contributions help to support and enhance quality of life within the Calgary and area community. We are very fortunate to be able to help organizations, including Distress Centre, make life changing differences. There is great reward and satisfaction being able to help others.”

The William S. Herron Foundation has supported Distress Centre’s crisis services since 2012. They have generously invested $280,500. Distress Centre is incredibly grateful to the William S. Herron Family Charitable Foundation for partnering with us to make an impact on thousands of Calgarians in crisis.

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