SUMMERSIDE – Snowstorms have no respect for planning, but volunteers, it seems, return little respect for snowstorms.
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Volunteers Riley Gallant, Jason Coulson, Donna Bell and Dean Cormier prepare to take the last of 165 Kin Family Christmas hampers to their destinations.
The Kin Family organization was meeting nightly last week, at the Wilmot Centre, to prepare 165 Christmas hampers for delivery on Sunday. Despite the snow and ice conditions that the Island experienced over the weekend, the organization’s volunteers showed up to ensure the hampers were delivered to the destinations identified by the Salvation Army.
“There were seven vehicles and 30 volunteers out to make sure the hampers were delivered,” boasted project co-chair Sue Gallant.
She noted the travelling conditions were slow moving, but they were able to get all the hampers delivered between ll a.m. and 5 p.m. As an extra bonus to the community, several militia members from Charlottetown who had volunteered also busied themselves with freeing local vehicles that were snowbound along their routes.