Trudell’s deep commitment to our local community runs parallel with its incredible accomplishments as a local business leader. As supporters of United Way Elgin Middlesex through The Mitchell and Kathryn Baran Family Foundation, Trudell has helped individuals and families thrive, and most recently, weather the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, the Foundation’s support is helping United Way meet urgent basic needs for fresh, nutritious food and personal hygiene items at partner agencies like Crouch Neighbourhood Resource Centre, provide subsidized mental health counselling at Daya Counselling Centre, and keep individuals living with mental illness safely housed through CMHA Elgin Middlesex. The Mitchell and Kathryn Baran Family Foundation’s sustained and passionate giving, including their most recent significant gift, is a bright thread in our region’s social safety net. Working with United Way, they’re building a strong community where everyone matters.