TRURO - Linda Legere received a surprise that momentarily rendered her speechless on Monday.
© Raissa Tetanish - Truro Daily News
The new home of Maggie’s Place Family Resource Centre on East Prince Street.
When the executive director of Maggie’s Place found out the centre would be given $35,000 toward an outstanding renovation bill, she was thrilled.
“Wow!” Legere said, once the news set in, when the Truro Daily News asked how she felt about Truro town council voting unanimously early Monday afternoon to grant the funds.
“I’m so thrilled and grateful. It feels really good (council) believes in what we are doing. Every penny will go to the cost of renovation.”
Legere went before council in the spring to request $35,000, which was part of $70,000 needed to pay bills for last fall’s relocation from Arthur Street to East Prince Street and the associated renovations.
“I didn’t know what to expect, especially coming to them after their budget was (already) set. It’s a pleasant surprise to have full funding,” she said.
Truro’s deputy mayor Danny Joseph told this paper it was the right decision.
“Maggie’s Place is a fundamental need in this community,” he said. “I don’t know of one family who has anything bad to say about Maggie’s Place.”
The Municipality of Colchester County also recently voted to give $35,000 to the facility for the same purpose.