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Patrons and team at Reid’s Valu-mart are Heroes at Heart

KIM COULTER, Communications Specialist, Ross Memorial Hospital Foundation

At Reid’s Valu-mart in Lindsay, being involved in the community is a priority. Every year, the store supports various local causes that benefit local residents and make the City of Kawartha Lakes a healthy place to live. That focus on community wellness was heightened with the arrival of COVID-19 in March. With the need for safety precautions impacting every aspect of the grocery business, the Valu-mart team worked long hours to ensure a safe experience for its patrons. And while their attention is riveted on the processes in place in the store, they continue to care about the welfare of others. Valu-mart owner Mark Reid recently made a donation of $1,282 to the Heroes at Heart appeal, supporting COVID-related equipment and technology needs and ECGs at Ross Memorial Hospital. Contributions were made by customers at the till. “During difficult times such as these it’s even more heart-warming to see the generosity of people for their local hospital,” said Erin Coons. “Reid’s Valu-mart is an exceptional local business leader, showing the high standards that can be met when a team is committed, and the impact that team can have on the community around it. We’re grateful to all who supported this collection at Valu-mart. You are all heroes at heart.”

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