Nutri-Lawn of St. Johns NFLD recently ran a 'Grocery Give-a-way' campaign. They had an online entry form that people could apply or nominate someone in need of a 'hand up'. "We have selected 2 families for the grocery give a way. Both are single parents who were brought to tears when Kelly from VOCM cares called them" said Boyd Loveless, local franchise owner.
"When I had the opportunity to speak with them they were so thankful and saying that $100.00 to them is like $500.00 to most."
We delivered the gift pack below to the recipients to say congratulations. We added movie passes and McDonald Gift cards so they can treat their children this weekend.
Inspiration to "Nourish Lives"
We all know individuals and families in our communities who have encountered and faced difficult circumstances….and have over come adversity to give inspiration to everyone they encounter. They "nourish" lives.
Cindy Desjardin is from Holland Landing, Ontario a small town north of Toronto. Last year she developed "flesh eating disease" masked by symptoms that she and her doctors thought were originally a bad flu. As detailed in her blog below, she is lucky to be alive. To save her life, her arms had to be amputated below her elbows and her legs below her knees.