As an organization, they’re not the biggest.
But a count of 40 members really doesn’t tell you how big the group’s heart is.
And after a vote – online because of social distancing – Southwold Firefighters’ Assoc. on Thursday donated $1,000 to St. Thomas Elgin Food Bank.
The organization, which raises money through an annual BBQ and other funders, and whose members also donate part of their annual pay, already supported Christmas Care and the foodbank during the holidays.
The volunteer firefighters buy equipment and extras for their department, which operates out of firehalls in Shedden and Talbotville. They back soccer and a student needs fund at Southwold Central public school.
“This is what we do,” Tim Buchanan, the association’s president, says matter-of-factly.
But with COCID-19 upon us, the motion was proposed to do just a bit more for the food bank. And, Tim hopes, it will push others do the same.