Good Samaritan drives away the cold

Nick Seebruch
Good Samaritan drives away the cold
Pictured are Philip Pilon

CORNWALL, Ontario – The first weekend in January brought some of the coldest days that Cornwall and the Counties have seen in a long time.

Saturday saw a high temperature in the minus 20s, but it felt more like -30 with the wind chill. At some points the outside temperature felt as cold as nearly -40. Environment Canada warned the public that being outside for any extended period of time could result in frostbite.

One good Samaritan decided to do what she could to help keep members of the community out of the cold.

Tammy Marion decided to use part of her weekend to give people rides so they could get around without getting frozen.

“I couldn’t imagine my family or friends having to walk in this weather,” she said in an interview with Seaway News. “So I posted on Facebook if anyone needed a ride to call me. My cousin Joel sent me a message and asked for a ride to the gym. Once I dropped him off I decided to drive around and look for people.”

Marion stopped and spoke with six people and wound up giving a ride to three people in total and she shared her journey on social media with selfies with her riders. She said that the strangers were surprised, but were appreciative.

Marion said that she was happy to offer help to those who needed it and would absolutely do it again.

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