Picton Home Hardware continues to Back the Build for the new Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital.
Home Hardware owners, Adam and Chrissy Busscher present $5,000 to Hospital Foundation representatives on Thursday, November 22. These funds were raised at Home Hardware’s recent customer appreciation evening held on October 25 where 210 ticket holders were privy to in-store specials, games and snacks all provided by Home Hardware. $2,400 was raised from the ticket sales and raffle and was directed to the Back the Build campaign. Sheila Brushey and Paul Vidito were the lucky winners of the 50/50. Both winners graciously donated their winnings back to Home Hardware for the Back the Build campaign.
The remainder of the funds received by the Foundation were collected at recent electronics recycling events held in the store’s parking lot. Adam and Chrissy extend their thanks to e-waste co-ordinator, Linda Ryan, who organizes the recycling events held at Home Hardware.
The Busschers also thanked their staff members who enthusiastically organized and executed the customer appreciation night.
Picton Home Hardware has now given $9,305 toward the Back the Build Campaign and their overall giving total to the PECMH Foundation since 2010 is $36,226.99.
“Home Hardware’s gift helps get us closer to our goal – a new hospital,” said Shannon Coull, executive director of the PECMH Foundation. “The proposal for the new hospital will have the same services, in a better space. It will have the highest standards of infection control. Every inpatient room will have a private washroom. The Emergency Department will include more private and flexible facilities. It will be built to handle everything from fish hooks to cardiac events. We are proud of Picton Home Hardware’s efforts to help us Back the Build. They were the first business to publicly commit to raising funds for the proposed redevelopment of our hospital and have proven themselves to be true philanthropic leaders in our community. We are so grateful to have the Busscher family and Home Hardware’s dedicated and loyal staff supporting our hospital” said Shannon Coull, executive director of the PECMH Foundation.
For more information on the Back the Build Campaign, visit www.backthebuild.ca
Pictured here at Picton Home Hardware from left Chrissy Busscher, Adam Busscher of Picton Home Hardware, Shannon Coull, executive director of the PECMH Foundation, Barbara McConnell, vice chair of the Foundation, Marthe Robertson, Back the Build’s campaign manager, Briar Boyce, communications and donations co-ordinator for the Foundation and Mark Busscher of Home Hardware.