Post-fire fundraiser to be held for truck stop staffers

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BELLEVILLE, Ont. — A group of industry supporters have banded together to help the employees affected by a recent kitchen fire at the 10 Acres Truck Stop in Belleville.

The truck stop’s restaurant will be closed for two or more months while clean up and repairs are made, leaving many staff members out in the cold, says event organizer Wendy Morgan-McBride, noting that some had been living paycheque to paycheque leading up to the fire. 

“These people work hard to serve our truckers and take great pride in knowing they are helping keep our country running under very difficult economic times for everyone,” she said.

A barbeque, raffle and silent auction is slated to be held this Saturday, April 16, at 11 a.m. to help raise money for kitchen and restaurant staff.

Organizers are currently looking for donations of raffle and silent auction items, food and drink items for the BBQ, as well as volunteers to assist on the day of the event.

For more information or to find out how to donate, contact Morgan-McBride at 613-394-2741 or 613-242-0471, Emily Walker at 613-813-1071, or Amy Peers at 613-242-8364.

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