A Brief One from Niagara At Large publisher Doug Draper
Posted May 10th, 2016
One of the very nice things about owner Todd Marr and the people who help him manage the Foodland (once IGA) grocery store in the Niagara, Ontario community of Thorold is how welcome they’ve always been to hosting drives to assist people in this region or elsewhere who are suffering hardship.
This store, located in a plaza at 9 Pine Street in Thorold, has had a record of working with others in the community to assist people in need for all the more than 30 years I’ve been living in this same community.
This first full week of May is no exception with Foodland displaying signs on its doors and inside the store noting that it is accepting donations that its mother company, Sobey’s Inc, will match at stores at up to $100,000 to help people who have lost so much and continue to need assistance due to the Fort McMurray fire disaster.
The donations collected will go to the Canadian Red Cross to ensure that they are used to assist those in need.
For those of you who wish make a donation through Foodland’s Thorold store to the Red Cross, here is a copy of the sign you will find at the store followed by a link to more information on the store’s location and its hours of operation.
For more information on Foodland in Thorold, its store hours and a map on how to find it click on – http://ontario.foodland.ca/stores/thorold/ .
If you are aware of a group or business in the Greater Niagara Region that is making a similar effort to receive donations or offer assist in some other way to victims of the catastrophic wildfires in the Fort McMurray area of Alberta, you can include the name of the group or business, along with a few brief lines on how, where and when to make contact with them in the comment space below.
Please be mindful that we want to make sure any assistance is ultimately going to a time-tested organization like the Red Cross (as is the case with the Foodland/Sobeys donation) to make sure funds and other goods end up in the hands of the people who need it.
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