Lane and Margie Moore’s late son Travis’s struggles have motivated them to establish a fund to help others.
Red Deer and District Community Foundation announced on Tuesday that the Travis Moore Legacy Fund has been set up. It is a dedicated endowment fund for Safe Harbour Society’s Red Deer programs.
“We wanted to shine a beacon of light for those struggling to connect,” says Margie Moore, Travis’s step-mother.
“Safe Harbour has been doing that for people in need in Red Deer for years and we knew it was the perfect fit.”
Travis suffered from low self esteem and the developmental disorder Aspberger syndrome, which led to difficulties with social interactions and expected behaviour. He turned to self medicating and battled alcoholism for years and began to lose connection with those he loved the most, says his family.
In spring 2015, Travis went into the mountains he loved and was never found. He left behind a letter indicating he wished to dedicate his estate to help other individuals who felt adrift, lonely and lost, says his family.
“As parents, it is our wish that this legacy be ongoing,” says Margie. “We want it to be beacon to help sons, daughters, parents, grandparents, brothers and sisters to connect.”
The Moore family believes connection, compassion and empathy are important to help heal core issues. The legacy will help connect Safe Harbour’s dedicated people with those needing help.
Those interested in contributing to the Travis Moore Legacy Fund can contact the Red Deer and District Community Foundation at 403-391-6911.