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United Way Centraide North East Ontario Provides $10,000 in Emergency Funding to Meals on Wheels (Sudbury)

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

United Way Centraide North East Ontario Provides $10,000
in Emergency Funding to Meals on Wheels (Sudbury)

Sudbury ON, Thursday, July 26, 2018 -- Many vulnerable individuals across the Sudbury community rely on the affordable Hot Meals Program offered through Meals on Wheels for healthy, balanced daily nutrition; a program proudly funded in part by United Way Centraide North East Ontario (UWCNEO). The impact of the recent break-in and vandalism at Meals on Wheels has been far-reaching for both the organization and the community. To assist with replacement costs and unforeseen expenses, UWCNEO has committed $10,000 in emergency funding to support the organization as they recover and move forward.

“It was disheartening to learn about the news of the break-in, but I’m inspired by the tremendous outpouring of support that I am seeing from our community,” said Michael Cullen, Executive Director with UWCNEO. “The volunteers and staff at Meals on Wheels are partners in building a strong, resilient community. They are dedicated, committed and care deeply about the individuals they serve. I’ve had the pleasure of witnessing this personally as my parents utilized the program. We are proud to have them as partners and to offer support.”

Angele Gladu, Manager of Operations with Meals on Wheels Sudbury adds “The staff, Board of Directors and volunteers of Meals on Wheels (Sudbury) are incredibly touched and overwhelmed by the support received by the community, local businesses and organizations. Our devoted staff and volunteers are passionate about our mission and have a strong desire to provide the best service possible to our clients. As a result, the break-in was personal and truly devastating for our staff. It truly has been amazing and inspiring to see how the community has come together to help us in our time of need and we are feeling re-energized by the outpouring of support.”

About United Way Centraide North East Ontario
For over 35 years, United Way Centraide North East Ontario has worked together with citizens, business leaders, government, labour and other organizations to create permanent, positive changes in our community. We build strong partnerships and invest in local, targeted programs and areas proven to be foundational building blocks of healthy lives and communities.

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Media Contacts:
Michael Cullen
Executive Director, United Way Centraide North East Ontario
705-929-9892
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Shelley Lachapelle
Communications Manager, United Way Centraide North East Ontario
705-560-3330 ext. 208
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