It's one of the most popular crowd funding ideas to come along in years and it's catching on in Hanna. A group of area women have come together to form the group '100+ Women Who Care Hanna.'
"Our economy has taken a pretty hard hit recently and we still don't know where we stand as far as our coal generated power," explained group founder Laurie Armstrong. "Our community needs a little good news, our businesses maybe need a little relief and maybe 100 Women has a role to play in that."
The idea behind the campaign is to find 100 people willing to put up $100 each, then choose a charity or other not-for-profit group to donate the total amount raised to.
"To be a member, you go to the website,, complete the membership commitment and donate your money," she outlined. "It's $100 four times a year, but only $100 is due for this quarter. So you pay your money, you complete your commitment form and you're a member, it's as simple as that."
They've already whittled down a list of possible grant recipients, said Armstrong.
"Three have been selected and on the 28th of May, they each have five minutes to do a presentation as to what they would do with the funding," she told 99.5 Drum FM. "The members in attendance then vote and whoever receives the strongest vote walks out the door with a cheque in hand."
The meeting is scheduled for Monday, May 28 at Willow Creek Gift Store & Bistro starting at 7:00 p.m.

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