Mid Island Co-op has donated $2,250 toward the District Marine Rescue Society for its training facility and fuel needs, it was announced Oct. 30.
Ladysmith & District Marine Rescue Society is a not for profit society operating the Royal Canadian Marine Search & Rescue Station 29, which responds to calls off the shores of Ladysmith and area.
The LDMRS is one of the busiest Units in the region, with more than 3,000 calls, since inception. It is a community based organization run entirely by volunteers.
It’s role fits in well with the Co-op’s philosophy of investing in community.
The release about the LDMRS donation notes that 100 per cent of Mid Island Co-op’s profits are returned to the community through re-investment in the Co-op, equity allocations to members/owners, and through contributions to community organizations.