Herd 2 Heart is a WestGen team initiative making a positive impact in the Fraser Valley community, our environment, and our world. We are passionate about being a responsible workplace who is a good corporate citizen. Different initiatives we have participated in include Adopt a Street, Walk for MS, Agriculture for Autism, #JerseysforHumbolt, and more. Follow our journey on Facebook.
On July 12, 2018, at our WestGen staff BBQ, we raised money for Kiva by dunking our Senior Management Team and Directors in a dunk tank! I’m sure they loved the opportunity to cool off for a good cause on a hot summer day!
Kiva is an international nonprofit, founded in 2005, with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. We celebrate and support people looking to create a better future for themselves, their families and their communities. WestGen has been giving to Kiva to support loans for people to grow their own business by buying a cow, purchase feed, fertilizers, vegetables and more. Farmers face many challenges, including unpredictable weather and market prices, and are often forced to choose between investing in their crops and fulfilling basic needs for their families. Kiva works to provide farmers with loans that match their unique needs, and our support keeps their crops growing and their livelihoods stable. After each loan is repaid, it is re-loaned out to the next farmer to support their business venture.
2016 Walk for MS
Why WestGen walks to end MS:
Canada has the highest rate of MS in the world. Every day three more Canadians are diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable illness that affects vision, balance, memory and mobility. We don’t know what causes MS and there is no cure. A couple of years ago our own Jessica Callaghan was diagnosed with MS and with the support of the MS society and amazing doctors she is able to work at getting her life back.
Your support means Canadian families who are affected by this disease do not have to face MS alone.
For more information on the MS society, visit their page.