LORI'S STORY OF BELONGING

When Lori Beaule and her husband, Roger, arrived in Tilbury 21 years ago, they hoped for a new beginning in the small town. A fall down icy steps had changed Lori’s life, leading to chronic pain, and leaving her unable to work. Relying on disability payments, the Beaule family found themselves short on funds and struggling to make ends meet.

Lori felt alone, until one day Roger was out on a walk and noticed the Tilbury Information and H.E.L.P. Centre. This United Way organization welcomed Lori and Roger, and provided enough food for the family to get by until their next cheque arrived. From that moment on, the family felt supported and wanted to do what they could to return the favour and support others in their community. Lori herself is now an essential volunteer at the foodbank.

Lori and Roger’s is only one example of the #Unignorable results when a family is supported and in return, wants to give back. This experience has given Lori and her family a tremendous sense of purpose and #belonging in their community.

WE SUPPORT UNITED WAY IN BRINGING BELONGING TO CHATHAM-KENT