Lottery cash for HELP project

Alberta Lotteries will provide $20,000 toward an Olds College Students’ Association program that connects student volunteers with non-profit agencies.

Alberta Lotteries will provide $20,000 toward an Olds College Students’ Association program that connects student volunteers with non-profit agencies.

Blair Strocher, project manager for the Hands Elevating, Leading and Providing (HELP) project, says the money will go toward his salary and to finance forums to bring students and agencies together.

The first forum is set for the college alumni centre on Wednesday, Nov. 4.

HELP offers students an opportunity to do volunteer work in their chosen field. Strocher is working with the Habitat For Humanity in hope of having trades students work on its 2010 build in Didsbury.

Besides providing help to non-profit groups in Olds and Mountain View County, HELP gives the students valuable experience that helps them enter the workforce with strong resumes, says Strocher.

Representatives from the college, students’ association, town and provincial governments will present the cheque at the Bell Learning Centre in Olds at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday.

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