Here's today's feel-good story:
JoAnn MacQueen and Marlisa Mercer are besties who won a million dollars playing the lottery. They decided to keep the good vibes rolling and give back to their community in Orilla, Ontario.
MacQueen's brother died recently of alcoholism and they decided to give to places that he was in touch with including Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital, the Orillia SPCA, and the Farley Foundation, an Ontario-based charity that helps low-income pet owners take care of their animals.
They also donated to the Salvation Army, the Royal Canadian Legion poppy campaign in Orillia, Mariposa House Hospice, the Comfie Cat Shelter, and the Sharing Place Food Center, which helps the economically disadvantaged get access to nutrient dense fruits and vegetables.
“They are completely focused on how can they help to make this community a better place through this win,” Chris Peacock, executive director of the Sharing Place said. “Not many people win a million bucks and have the core goal of spending it on others and improving this community.”