Helping the less fortunate

Sault Business Matters Staff
April 23, 2020

Local businessmen John Palmerio of Palmerio Insurance Ltd./Co-operators Insurance and Don Bruni of MicroAge are teaming up with a generous financial contribution to help feed some of the Sault’s less fortunate residents.

Palmerio forwarded the following message to Sault Business Matters on behalf of him and Bruni.

“I have been feeling very grateful for being able to keep my business up and running and keeping all of my staff employed.  I have supported the front line workers such as our nurses, doctors, fire fighters, EMS personnel and patrons of St. Vincent Place and will continue to do so moving forward.

“Recently, I struck up a conversation with a good friend of mine, Don Bruni, owner of MicroAge, and he was feeling the same gratitude as we both can see the detrimental affects of Covid-19 in our community.  

“We both agreed that we needed to give back to our community and help the many people that have suffered financial hardships because of the economic downturn.

“Starting in May, my company, Palmerio Insurance Ltd./The Co-operators Insurance, located on Queen St. E., in partnership with Don Bruni of MicroAge, will begin contributing a combined amount of $1,000 a month for the rest of the year to help feed the less fortunate in our great city through the Soup Kitchen Community Centre.

“I reached out to the Soup Kitchen and was in shock by the amount of meals they serve a day. I cannot thank Don Bruni enough for hopping on board with me with this endeavour.  

“Now I ask for those reading this to please share so that perhaps it may trigger other business or individuals out there to reach out and help our community in any way they can during this pandemic.

“Our community is only as strong as the people who live here! Stay safe, stay strong Sault Ste. Marie.”

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