Com­mu­nity help­ing com­mu­nity

Wind­sor Ro­tary Club’s toll road brings in thou­sands for the food bank

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Past and present vol­un­teer firefighters once again joined forces with Wind­sor Ro­tary Club mem­bers to raise money for the Matthew 25 Wind­sor and District Food Bank.

On Oct. 20, the groups par­tic­i­pated in the an­nual Wind­sor Ro­tary Club toll road, stop­ping ve­hi­cles along the busy Went­worth Road.

A to­tal of $7,382.87 was col­lected, with the Ro­tary top­ping up the amount to an even $8,000.

“Wind­sor Ro­tary sup­ports the food bank by mak­ing a gen­er­ous do­na­tion over and above the money col­lected at the toll road, made pos­si­ble be­cause of the toonies you play in the Wind­sor Ro­tary Com­mu­nity Toonie 50/50 draw,” said Wind­sor fire­fighter Jonathan DeMont, who is chair­man of the toll road fundraiser and a past-pres­i­dent of the Wind­sor Ro­tary Club, in a mes­sage fol­low­ing the suc­cess­ful fundraiser.

It’s the high­est amount ever raised dur­ing the six-hour toll road, he said.

The Wind­sor Ro­tary Com­mu­nity Toonie 50/50 draw is held on Wed­nes­days. Par­tic­i­pants reg­is­ter to re­ceive a num­ber for life. That num­ber is en­tered into the weekly draw. The cost to play is $2 per week. If the num­ber is drawn and the par­tic­i­pant paid the weekly $2 fee, they re­ceive half of the pot. If the per­son didn’t pay in ad­vance of the draw, the prize amount is rolled over to the next week.

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Vet­eran fire­fighter Fred Rogers teamed up with Parker DeMont to help col­lect funds dur­ing the Oct. 20 toll road in Wind­sor.

For de­tails on the weekly fundraiser, visit: Wind­sor firefighters Dave Mail­man and Jonathan DeMont, who is the chair­man of the toll road fundraiser and a past-pres­i­dent of the Wind­sor Ro­tary Club, were all smiles Oct. 20.

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