Bank of Montreal issues a cheque for $20,000 to the flood relief fund

News 100 blueBy Pepper Parr

October 3, 2014



It was Willie Sutton who, when asked why he robbed banks, replied “because that’s where the money is”.

Flood BMO at the vault

Standing outside the vault at the Bank of Montreal on Brant Street are, from the left: Eleanor McMahon, Burlington MPP, Ron Foxcroft, Mayor Goldring, BMO branch manager Jose Lozano and a BMO biggie whose name we didn’t get. Front and center holding the mock cheque is Colleen Mulholland, President and CEO of the Burlington Community Foundation.

Which helped explain why Ron Foxcroft, the Burlingtonian leading the Flood Relief fund raising drive, found himself this morning standing outside the vault of the Bank of Montreal (BMO) on Brant street looking for a donation to the Flood Relief program.

Flood Foxcroft at BMO hands out full upright

Ron Foxcroft explaining why he does what he does.

Ron took possession of a cheque for $20,000 and because he personally uses BMO he expects that cheque will clear – they have been covering his overdraft for a long time.

That donation gets added to the $665,301 now collected for flood relief.

Foxcroft advises that there is at least one more bank that is going to make a donation and very good talks are taking place with some people in the food business.

The Flood relief drive for funds is now at the end of its first month and has in excess of 35% of the $2 million target that Foxcroft wants to see achieved within 100 days – which in this case is December 15th.

The forms for applying for financial support for those who were either uninsured or under-insured are now available on the Burlington Community Foundation.


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