The residents of Parry Sound are a generous bunch.
Every year residents are asked to donate to many worthwhile causes such as the health centre, Arthritis Society, and West Parry Sound District Museum and have come through time and time again.
While some fundraising initiatives over the last year have come short of the set goal, the funds donated recently for Heart and Stroke Foundation, shows everyone is still finding the means to donate.
Three local paramedics raised nearly $9,000 in less than two months for the 25th annul Ride of Heart Sunday. That puts the team of three in third place behind larger communities such as Niagara.
The money, said Sean Elvy, will stay in the community to buy defibrillators, purchase replacement parts for existing devices and provide training on their use.
So far, public defibrillators have never been used here, but it’s important that they’re in good working order in-case they are needed.
Congratulations to the community for pulling together and showing that small towns have large hearts.