With June 27th Miracle Day Almost Here, Local Residents Urged to Leave Non-Perishables on Porches
The over 400,000 people who live in Windsor-Essex are a mere 48 hours away from witnessing something truly spectacular unfold before their eyes. With the hope that everyone will leave a non-perishable donation on their doorstep, residents will have themselves to thank for coming together to make a miracle happen.
After three weeks of intensive planning for the region-wide June 27th Miracle food drive, all the efforts of those involved will come to fruition Saturday, June 27 when food is collected in the city and county by an army of volunteers over 10,000 strong.
“The positivity and the unity of the community coming together to help one another in this time of need is what the June 27th Miracle has always been about,” said Josh Lane, a member of the organizing committee. “The pride all of Windsor-Essex will feel knowing that they took action is a remarkable legacy for our region.”
Lane said organizers are expecting 3 p.m. will be the peak time for collected food to be arriving at designated drop-off depots in the city and the organizing committee, along with Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens, UHC chief executive officer, June Muir, and CUPE Local 82 president, Rob Kolody, will be present at the WFCU Centre at that time to speak with media and offer updates on the event.
“I think it’s important for our community to know this food is for everyone,” states Muir. “Yes, the Windsor Essex Food Bank Association, UHC and The Goodfellows will be receiving food, but if anyone out there is from an organization in need of food support or knows of someone who could benefit, please reach out. Everyone needs food and we want this to go where it is most needed.”
Those involved with planning the June 27th Miracle are asking local residents one last time to be sure to leave non-perishables or toiletries on their porch or doorstep before noon on Saturday to ensure safety when volunteers are collecting along their routes.
“How many times do you get to be part of a miracle?” asks Adam Lally, a member of the planning committee. “All it takes is leaving your donation on your porch and you’ll have done your part in making this happen.”
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