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Thursday June 2nd, 2016

Posted at 4:36pm

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Hiram Walker & Sons employees will step outside the office and production plant today, in a collaborative effort to give back to their local community. Armed with paint brushes, shovels and gardening gloves, they will be spending the day in Ford City, helping to revitalize this once vibrant neighbourhood in Windsor, Ontario. (CNW Group/Hiram Walker & Sons Limited)

Hiram Walker & Sons employees stepped outside the office and production plant on Thursday, and armed with paint brushes, shovels and gardening gloves, spent the day in Ford City, helping to revitalize this once vibrant neighbourhood.

These activities are part of the sixth annual Responsib’All Day, which sees Hiram Walker & Sons employees act as frontline ambassadors for the organization’s CSR commitments: promoting responsible drinking, empowering employees, protecting our planet and developing our communities.

“I’m so proud of our fantastic Hiram Walker & Sons team – their hard work today is making a big impact in revitalizing this historic neighbourhood,” says Jim Stanski, VP Operations. “More than 150 years ago, Hiram Walker himself was building the very community where we now live and work – and today we are continuing his vision. We challenge other local organizations to join us in giving back to communities in Windsor, making this city a better place for years to come.”

Ford City was once a booming and thriving community at the turn of the century, but today, the area bears many vacant buildings and empty lots. In partnership with Ford City Neighbourhood Renewal and the United Way, the employees of Hiram Walker & Sons will worked together on a number of impactful painting, cleaning, planting and building projects, with the hope to breathe new life into this area of the community, so it will become a welcoming place for the public to enjoy.

“The team from Hiram Walker & Sons has been a part of the United Way family for decades. Their support of our community is far-reaching, and they continue to be a pillar in our community in so many ways,” says Lorraine Goddard, CEO, Windsor-Essex United Way. “We are even more pleased to recognize their support of the Ford City neighbourhood this year through their Responsib’All Day initiative. Together, they are giving back to the community and beautifying a local neighbourhood – and that is the true spirit of this very generous company.”

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