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Canadian Folks give away lottery winnings

Old 11-04-2010, 02:28 PM
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Thought this was a nice change from the normally negative news.

Plus, I am sure Garett would do the same.

The money was a "headache," they told the paper--mainly, it brought anxiety over the prospect that "crooked people" might take advantage of them. Several people called them out of the blue to ask for money when the news first broke that they'd won the jackpot. So they began an $11 million donation spree to get rid of it and help others, the Chronicle Herald reports:

They took care of family first and then began delivering donations to the two pages' worth of groups they had decided on, including the local fire department, churches, cemeteries, the Red Cross, the Salvation Army, hospitals in Truro and Halifax, where Violet underwent her cancer treatment, and organizations that fight cancer, Alzheimer's and diabetes. The list goes on and on.
Violet told the Canadian Press that they retained about 2 percent of the money for a rainy day.
"It made us feel good," Violet told the Chronicle Herald. "And there's so much good being done with that money."

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got a phone number for these guys?
Old 11-04-2010, 02:35 PM
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Makes me proud to be Canadian. They have some real compassion.
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Great article yesterday on the evening news about this couple. Seem to have all they desire in life so give the money to family and charity. You have to admire people of their calliber.
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You are right Bob, but it would be children in medical need that would get it. One of the charities I really like is the Make a Wish Foundation .......that stuff really bleeds my heart. So yes, I do applaud the people that say they have enough. It was a Great gift that I'm sure will some how some day be repaid ten fold.
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Email it to the CEO of Goldman Sachs

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