There have been many positive stories of people coming together and supporting one another through the challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic.
In May, Co-ops across Western Canada asked you to tell about someone going above and beyond to help friends, neighbours or their community during the pandemic.
From these stories, 1,250 people were randomly selected across Western Canada to receive Co-op $100 gift cards; 15 recipients were in the Twin Valley Co-op area.
“Through the efforts of everyone working together to support one another, our community has been able to face the many challenges created by the pandemic these past two months,” said Dwayne Moncur, General Manager of Twin Valley Co-op. “We just want to thank everyone for making our communities what they are.”
There were nearly 4,500 submissions made during the nomination period. Nearly 27 per cent of nominations were for a frontline worker with another 19 per cent for a healthcare worker, 17 per cent for a family member and 13 per cent for a friend.
A wide range of stories included a care assistant working with at-risk seniors, a neighbour baking buns for the block and a school secretary helping find meals for vulnerable children and families. Recipients in our community went above and beyond as well. We will be featuring these stories on our social media channels in the next few weeks.
Co-op Helps is our way of supporting individuals and communities through the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Co-op has made a $250,000 donation to food banks in Western Canada. This is in addition to the contributions local Co-ops are making in their respective communities.
For example, our Co-op has provided additional support to our community by also contributing $1000 to our local food banks in our communities, as well as over $50,000 with the “You’re at home here Community Fund.”
Read more Helper Highlights and ways Co-op is supporting communities across Western Canada at www.wecare.crs or www.twinvalleyco-op.crs or follow us on our social media channels @TwinValleyCoop.
About Twin Valley Co-op
Twin Valley Co-op has served surrounding communities for more than 90 years. Today, Twin Valley Co-op serves more than 6,428 members - and many more customers - in Birtle, Elkhorn, Miniota, Rossburn and Russell. In 2019, Twin Valley Co-op returned more than $1.4 million to its members in cash back and equity, while contributing over $68,447.49 plus 1635 volunteer hours to community organizations and initiatives. Please email email@example.com to be added to the Member Newsletter List. More info is available at www.twinvalleyco-op.crs