WINDSOR: Organizers, volunteers and generous residents of Windsor-Essex County created a #June27Miracle and made it a tremendous success, with over 2 MILLION pounds of food donations collected for local food banks.
‘It was Neighbours looking after neighbours’, declared Irek Kusmierczyk, MP WindsorTecumseh and Parliamentary Secretary of Employment, Workforce Development & Disability Inclusion Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeted his delight: “Now that’s how it’s done – way to go, Windsor-Essex! To the thousands of volunteers who rolled up their sleeves, and to everyone who pitched in and helped those who need it most, thank you. You are what makes our country so great.
#June27Miracle” Inspired by the success of Chatham-Kent’s May 16th Miracle, about 10,000 volunteers worked at over 40 drop-off locations on a food drive that spanned the county. Many volunteers worked in teams of family members or social circles to cover over 1,800 square kilometres by going home-to-home to pick up nonperishable food donations at many of the 182,000 houses and apartment buildings in the region.