Various businesses, organizations help out Fuel Fund

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Once again the Pictou County Fuel Fund is enjoying a warm response from the citizens and businesses of Pictou County.

John Crosby, left, Fuel Fund treasurer, receives a cheque from Cliff Wood from the West River Pastoral Charge which includes Salem Presbyterian Church, St. Luke's Presbyterian Church and Durham Presbyterian Church. These three churches held a breakfast fundraiser together and donated $879.89 to the Fuel Fund. Submitted

At a recent board meeting, treasurer John Crosby reported income to date to be just over $28,000. A generous contribution of over $10,000 from the Masonic Lodges of Pictou County provided a tremendous boost to kick off this year’s fundraising drive for the group. On Wednesday Michelin Tire donated $1,200.

Fundraising Chairperson Diane Wagg reported that the new “Give the Gift of Warmth” campaign is going well. Anyone wishing to send a Christmas card can make a minimum donation of $20 to the Fuel Fund and a beautiful card painted by a client of Summer Street Industries will be sent recognizing the gift. Details can be found on the Fuel Fund website .

The Fuel Fund began distributing fuel Nov. 15, chairperson Ray Wagg said.

“The cold weather has certainly resulted in an increase in the demand for fuel,” he said. “To date 103 deliveries of oil and wood have been made.”

 The Fuel Fund is an emergency fund.

Wagg is confident that the community will continue to support this cause.

“As our motto states “No child should go cold in Pictou County.”

Organizations: Fuel Fund, Michelin Tire, Street Industries

Geographic location: Pictou County

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