Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Bust a Move Moving shovels out cars for charity

By Isaac Olson
Bust a Move Moving co-owners Jonathan Painchaud and Brad Clarke were driving home on February 13th
when they noticed plenty of people struggling to get their street-parked cars out of the snow.

After stopping to help two people, they came up with an idea — shovel people out of their parking spots for charity. So, they put out an announcement on their Facebook page and shared it in a couple of groups on Valentine’s Day, offering to shovel people out for $10 with all the proceeds going to the NDG Food Depot.

The offer was shared widely and, sure enough, they started getting messages and calls. The partners eventually helped eight cars out in about two hours, earning $96 and a couple bags of food for the depot.

“It was something we want to think about doing again in the future,” said Clarke in a phone interview.

Michele Goldman, a resident of De la Savanne St. in Côte des Neiges was one of those eight people that took advantage of the service. When contacted, she said she was grateful that they shovelled her car out.

On Facebook, she published a photo of the two men and wrote, “OMG, the guys from Bust a Move Moving—Déménagement drove around NDG doing snow removal to raise money for charity! They saved me. I had no idea how I was going to get my car out.”

Bust a Move Moving co-owners Jonathan Painchaud (right) and Brad Clarke
 shovel out a car on De la Savanne St. on February 14. 
Photo courtesy of Michel Goldman. 

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