R+T Park community flowing with generosity

R+T Park community flowing with generosity

Two weeks ago, the R+T Park community made a commitment to support people in need in our community. And wow, did they show up!

With the temporary closure of free public water stations due to COVID-19, coupled with the extreme heat, many people in our region are struggling to access a basic necessity – water.

That’s why R+T Park and The Food Bank partnered to raise funds for the purchase of up to 4,000 reusable water bottles to be distributed to vulnerable members of the community through The Food Bank and their partners. These bottles will allow people to take water with them, and refill when their able to, making access to safe, clean drinking water that much more accessible.

As we highlighted in our story last week, water security, here and globally, is key to fighting COVID-19, and too many people don’t have guaranteed access to safe clean water.

We are extremely proud to say our initiative raised a total of $5326.00!!

Today, we are extremely proud to say we knocked it out of the park (pun intended…?), as, thanks to donations matched by Allan Bush of CIBC Wood Gundy Waterloo through The Food Bank’s Full Bellies Happy Hearts initiative, our initiative raised a total of $5326.00!!

Thank you to everyone in the R+T Park community, and a special thank you to Allan Bush for the matching funds, for making this incredible impact possible.

From Textnow collecting over 4,000 pairs of socks for Toasty Toes, to OpenText filling an entire van with personal hygiene supplies as part of the Let’s Get Personal campaign, every time the community is in need, the tenants of R+T Park always rise to the challenge with an overwhelming response! This time was no different!

Did You Know…
  • The Food Bank distributed 1,195,756 pounds of food during the first 15 weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic?
  • Since March, there has been a 50% increase in new households accessing food assistance with 19,716 individuals seeking support
  • The Food Bank works with 100+ community agencies and programs to ensure individuals have access to the food and supports needed to meet these challenging times