For Immediate Release: February 3, 2021
Disclaimer: Please note, the identity and location of the individual has been withheld to protect their privacy.
The Canadian Mental Health Association Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge (C.M.H.A. H.K.P.R.) would like to recognize the incredible support and acts of kindness demonstrated by the local Tim Horton’s in Minden over the past three weeks.
In early January, an elderly client served by C.M.H.A. H.K.P.R. was displaced from their home due to a burst pipe that made conditions unlivable. The individual is without permanent residence while repairs on the home are made and has had to rely on local restaurants for meals. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, most of Minden’s restaurants are closed.
Recognizing that there was a significant need, the Minden Tim Horton’s decided to step up and kindly offered to deliver meals to this individual three times per day for three to five days.
“It has now been over three weeks and the Tim Horton’s continues to deliver food to the client. This means that three times a day, their staff are walking in the snow and personally delivering food to this individual,” says a C.M.H.A. H.K.P.R. Worker. “I’ve seen a lot of goodwill within the Minden community, especially through the pandemic, but this epitomizes the very best of this community and its ability to come together in times of crisis.”
“With everything that’s going on in the community with COVID-19 this is the least we can do,” says Tim Horton’s Manager, Audrina. “It’s nice to do something that is community-based. Our staff always come back from delivering the food with a smile on their face.”
“We would like to sincerely thank the Minden Tim Horton’s for their kindness and for supporting this individual through this difficult time. In order to achieve mental health for all, it takes community leaders like Tim Horton’s and the work they’ve done, “says Jack Veitch, Manager of Community Engagement and Education with C.M.H.A. H.K.P.R.
C.M.H.A. H.K.P.R. continues to provide essential mental health supports to individuals in Peterborough and County, Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland, and Haliburton. Individuals can contact C.M.H.A. H.K.P.R. at 705-748-6711 for information on programs and services or for immediate support, contact Four County Crisis at 705-745-6484 or toll-free at 1-866-995-9933.
Communications and Community Relations Specialist, C.M.H.A. H.K.P.R.