6:30 p.m., March 19)
fund established to help Duffy family deal with tragic
By Fred Sherwin
in Chapel Hill South are rallying together to help the
Orléans woman who lost her husband and eldest son
in a tragic car accident on Feb. 22.
an effort organized by the Chapel Hill South Community
Association and the Le Prélude school community, more
than 50 people have volunteered to provide Louise Duffy
and her two surviving children Eric, 10 and Victoria,
18, with two month's worth of meals.
Leith-Gudbranson helped organize the meal program. She
benefitted from a similar effort six years ago when her
son Dennis was going through a bone marow transplant.
helps in two ways," says Gudbranson. "It helps
Louise out by her not having to worry about buying groceries
or cooking meals so she can focus on her kids, and it's
therapeutic for the people providing the meals because
it allows them to reach out and be part of the grieving
took just three days to generate the 50-plus volunteers
who will make one meal each according to a meal plan and
schedule organized by Gudbranson.
prepared meals are delivered every afternoon in disposable
microwavable containers in a cooler. The family can either
eat them or freeze them for later.
group has also established a memorial fund with the CIBC,
the proceeeds of which will be used to help the family
in whatever way possible.
the tragic day her husband and son were killed, Louise
ran a home-based day care. After the accident, a number
of home-based day cares in the surrounding area pitched
in to provide spaces for Duffy's clients until she was
ready to take them back, likely sometime this week.
Roy is among a handful of people who are helping to spread
the word about the trust fund and a fundraising event
planned for this Wednesday at the Boston Pizza restaurant
on Innes Road. Ten per cent of all food sales between
5 p.m. and 9 p.m., including take-out and delivery orders,
will be donated to the fund.
donations can also be made by visiting any CIBC branch
and making a deposit in account number # 01106-7992734.
story was made possible thanks to their generous support
of our local business partners.)
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