And We’re Challenging You to Join Us
On August 21st, Toronto’s emergency services were called to a six-alarm fire at 650 Parliament Street. The resulting damage has left approximately 1,500 residents displaced.
The result: Hundreds of families in need of clothing, shoes and other support, just as the start of a new school year is just days away.
“Back to school is in less than a week and we want to give these parents and kids our support. It is what community is all about, coming together. These families and kids should have their minds focused on meeting new friends and books, not the tragic loss of their clothing and life’s possessions,” said Justin Van Dette, Community and Government and Relations Director at Tridel.
As any good neighbour would, Tridel has responded to the City of Toronto’s call for assistance and is donating $5,000 to support the residents of this community. “We’re happy to be one the first to step forward at the request of Mayor John Tory,” added Van Dette. “This is our open challenge for others to join us and make a very important difference.”
The Tridel Take Action team – an employee driven volunteer group – is also mobilizing to take up donations for the affected families across the Tridel Group of Companies. In addition, Del Property Management will be leading a drive across their 260 communities, representing over 70,000 condominium homes. “We believe in the power of community and our family of employees and customers, who we can always count on to positively support and contribute” said Allan Rosenberg, Vice President of Del Property Management.
The Canadian Red Cross is accepting financial donations to assist those affected by the fire. Donations can be made online at redcross.ca or by calling 1-800-418-1111. Additionally, a donation drive for new clothing is being organized in partnership with Community Matters and Community Corner.
Donations can be made through:
Community Matters, 260 Wellesley St. E., unit 102, Accepted Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Community Corner, 200 Wellesley Street, 416-964-6657. Accepted Monday to Saturday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
For further information, contact:
Justin Van Dette
Community and Government Relations Director