Wellington North Fire Service Receives a Walker Act of Kindness

In celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, Walker Industries challenged its employees to go above and beyond and commit to accomplishing 150 good deeds over a two week period. Dubbing the contest “Walker Acts of Kindness”, for every good deed done, employees received an entry for a $1,500 donation made to the charity of their choice.

Bruce Voisin (far right) presented Wellington North Fire Service a cheque for $1,500

Bruce Voisin, Compost Manager at All Treat Farms, a subsidiary of Walker Environmental, submitted the two scrap cars he donated to Wellington North Fire Service (WNFS) as his Walker Act of Kindness, as well as the use of his property for the local firefighters to perform extrication training exercises. His example of giving back to the community was selected by a random draw as one of ten winners.

Voisin chose to give the funds to WNFS. “They are a good group of people who do a lot in our community,” said Voisin. “They can always use the help in raising funds.”

The Walker Acts of Kindness contest was a success and surpassed its goal of 150 good deeds. Nine other Walker employees, in addition to Voisin, saw their charities receive $1,500 donations including Ronald McDonald House, Owl Foundation, Dunnville Hospital & Healthcare Foundation, The Sledge Hockey Fund, Ernestine’s Women’s Shelter, Essentials for Excellence for Juravinski, MADD St. Catharines and Lincoln County SPCA.

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