Susan Myers, former city councillor and currently an Algoma District School Board (ADSB) trustee, visited the Sault Ste. Marie Soup Kitchen Community Centre Thursday to deliver a cheque for $1,000 in memory of her brother David, a long-time Soup Kitchen volunteer who died Sept. 25, 2020.
The donation was made by Susan Myers on behalf of brother John and herself.
Ron Sim, Soup Kitchen General Manager, called it “a very generous donation.”
David Myers served as a member of the Soup Kitchen Community Centre board of directors.
“For many years, David picked up the donations left in all the local grocery stores. He also delivered monthly food boxes as needed. David stopped only when his health no longer permitted him to do the work,” Sim said in a release.
“David often spoke of his concern for those in our community who were at risk and could not afford to buy groceries.”
“Over the years, when speaking with his older brother who lived in Toronto, David would say ‘it’s the kids who really get to me. Imagine being a little kid and not having enough food to eat.’”
“The Soup Kitchen strives to heighten awareness of the public’s responsibility to address and prevent poverty. The Soup Kitchen depends on community volunteers and donations of cash and goods from individuals and groups.”
“David’s brother John Myers wanted to honour David’s years of volunteerism and to inspire others, who may no longer live in the Sault, but can remember the needs in their hometown,” the release stated.
“I really admired Dave’s commitment and I wanted to acknowledge his efforts over many years and pay tribute to what he did,” said John Myers.