Manitouwadge crew steps in to help with local fundraiser
Our crew that assisted with unloading Christmas trees pictured with restaurant owner Linda Baril and fundraising co-coordinator Danielle Panaanen.
Our crews working in the Manitouwadge area in northern Ontario helped unload a transport truck full of Christmas trees in early December. The trees are used as part of a fundraiser for a nursery school in the community.
Todd, a Senior Health and Safety Coordinator, along with Barry, a Provincial Lines Superintendent, were meeting with John, a Front Line Manager, in a local restaurant when they overheard a waitress speaking on the phone.
Asking if there was anything they could do to help, the waitress explained she was a volunteer for the local nursery school fundraiser, and that the load of trees were delivered to her home one day earlier than expected and no one was available to assist with unloading.
Our staff immediately offered to help, calling on employees from local work headquarters and enlisted their help. Within minutes, crews arrived at the resident's home and unloaded the trees quickly and safely.
"Without hesitation, Barry said, 'Let's make this happen!'" said Todd. "We happened to be in the right place at the right time and were able to help a local resident with a great cause in her community."
The fundraising committee offered their appreciation to staff for unloading the transport truck and helping to ensure an important local fundraiser could move forward as planned.