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This article was published 6/5/2017 (1241 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
Usually, we hear awful stories about tow-truck operators. Here’s a good one.
I got a knock on my door one morning. Ali from Tartan Towing was there. He asked me if the truck out front was mine. It was. It was going to be towed due to street cleaning. Signs had been up for 24 hours. I hadn’t noticed as I’d been inside for five days after surgery on my foot. I also could not walk.
Ali noticed this and offered to drive my truck to the next block. He drove it two blocks over to the nearest parking spot and walked back, knocked on the door and returned my keys... and refused any money. Obviously not in his job description.
Thank you, and good job Ali!
— Matt Vinet
On April 12 at the St. Mary’s Road Food Bank, a depot of Winnipeg Harvest, I was handed a bulging envelope full of coins and told the money was to help buy food for the hungry folks who attend.
I learned that Jordon Campbell, age 12, had attended a meeting last year at École Varennes School when I spoke to their students about volunteering at our food bank, which is part of the volunteer club they offer to their students.
Jordon has since moved over to attend Windsor School but didn’t forget what she had learned so she with the help of her friend Katie Dercatch they decided to help us out by setting up a lemonade stand in front of Jordon’s house.
They posted a sign saying all monies raised would be given to our food bank and they happily raised over $47 through their joint efforts.
These types of things don’t happen every day but when they do, I am overwhelmed and delighted. I wanted to share this with all of you what children can do out of the goodness of their hearts.
— Joan Boone
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