The Red Deer and District Community Foundation has announced the establishment of a legacy endowment fund aimed at helping those less fortunate in our community stay connected with their loved ones.
The Travis Moore Legacy Fund is a dedicated endowment fund for programs of the Safe Harbour Society in Red Deer.
It’s named after the late Travis Moore, who disappeared in the mountains he loved in the spring of 2015 and was never found. According to officials with the Red Deer and District Community Foundation, Moore left behind a letter indicating he wished to dedicate his estate to help other individuals who felt adrift, lonely and lost.
In a release, Moore’s step mother Margie Moore, says she and her husband Lane wanted to shine a beacon of light through this endowment for those struggling to connect.
“Safe Harbour has been doing that for people in need in Red Deer for years and we knew it was the perfect fit.”
Lane and Margie Moore’s son Travis is said to have struggled for years with low self-esteem and due to a condition called Aspberger’s syndrome, found some difficulty with social interactions and expected behavior. After years of battling alcoholism as a form of self-medicating, Travis began to lose connection with his family.
“As parents, it is our wish that this legacy be ongoing,” says Margie. “We want it to be a beacon to help sons, daughters, parents, grandparents, brothers and sisters to connect.”
If you would like to contribute to the Travis Moore Legacy Fund, contact the Red Deer and District Community Foundation at 403-391-6911 or visit their website www.rddcf.ca.
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