Mantracker and sidekick donate to local firefightersWednesday, January 30, 2013 by: SooToday.com Staff
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The donation comes following the launch of the co-writers' book Mantracking: The Ultimate Guide for Tracking Man or Beast this past November 30 in Sault Ste. Marie.
"Two dollars of every book sold locally was promised to the Firefighter's charity fund," said Grant, TV's Mantracker from Season 1-6.
The fund is used to support Saultites in their times of need, be it for medical equipment such as wheelchairs, or health treatment out of town.
"Local 529 would like to deeply thank Nadine and Terry for such a giving gesture," Rob Greve, union president commented. "I know it's not easy to think of those less fortunate at the best of times but for them to keep us and those in need in the community in mind when they are so busy is something very special and I admire them for that."
Several of the firefighters helped out at the different book signing events when Grant was in the Sault, including events at Rivercity Motorsports, Canadian Tire, and the Greyhounds hockey game.
"The firefighters are a great bunch of guys, and they do so much in the community," said Grant, in a telephone interview from High River, Alberta. "We're happy to know that the donation goes to local families when they need it, and they don't have to go through a lot of paperwork."
Families in need of financial help can approach any local firefighter for more details.
$180 was also raised for Sault Search and Rescue, a United Way Agency at Rivercity Motorsports and Algoma University's SpeakEasy book launch events.
The Mantracking book is available for purchase online at www.mantracking.ca and by using the promo code FIRE, $2 will go to the Firefighters' Charity.
In the Sault, Grant's book is available for sale at Rivercity Motorsports on Great Northern Road and at Case's Music on Queen Street East across from the Grand Theatre.