Parking meter campaign raises nearly $2,000 for Help Line

John Brannen
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NEW GLASGOW – A little change can make some big changes.

New Glasgow Mayor Barrie MacMillan, left presents a cheque to Lisa Smith, chair of the Pictou County Help Line as Troy Baker, New Glasgow bylaw enforcement officer, looks on. Almost $2,000 was collected for the charitable organization. JOHN BRANNEN

That’s especially true of the Town of New Glasgow’s downtown holiday parking initiative. Any voluntary donations to the parking meters during the month of December are going to a worthy local charity.

The totals are in and the Pictou County Help Line will be receiving $1,867.82.

“On behalf of council I am very pleased to present this contribution of nearly $2,000 to the Pictou County Help Line,” said Mayor Barrie MacMillan. “There are many worthy charities throughout the community and we are proud to support the good work of the Pictou County Help Line.”

Lisa Smith, chair of Pictou County Help Line, was ecstatic at the amount raised.

“I’m very pleased with the total,” she said. “This will go toward our operating account as we rely on donations from individuals and organizations.”

Help Line is a confidential and non-judgmental telephone service offering care, support and encouragement to the people of Pictou County and surrounding areas by providing information, a listening ear, referrals and crisis and suicide intervention.

Previous charities receiving funds from the town’s downtown parking meters include the Pictou County Fuel Fund and Pictou County Food Bank.

Organizations: Pictou County Help Line, Pictou County Fuel Fund, Pictou County Food Bank

Geographic location: New Glasgow, Pictou County

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