Celebrating Milestones: Glen & Rita

September 15th, 2013 by FFB Canada

In 1973, Glen and Rita Popowich moved to Calgary with their infant son, Paul, to start their own business: Crosstown Heating & Ventilating Ltd. In the early years they rented a fabrication shop and did all estimating and accounting at home. Forty years later, their business, doing commercial HVAC work, now employs some third generation employees.

To mark their company’s 40th anniversary, Glen and Rita made a $40,000 gift to support the Foundation Fighting Blindness and sight-saving research.

“Life and business have been very good to us, but nothing prepared us for the devastating news that our only grandson was legally blind,” shared Rita.

They would give it all away to restore their grandson’s sight. Bennett, who is now nine years old, has juvenile retinoschisis.

“Hope is the last to die; we still have hope that something can be done for Bennett and all children with vision loss,” said Rita. “It is our profound love for our grandson and the challenges he faces that make our gifts to the FFB so meaningful to us.

Do You Have A Special Milestone To Mark?
Consider making a gift to the Foundation Fighting Blindness and support research to understand, preserve and restore sight. Please contact Ann Morrison at 1.800.461.3331 ext. 232 or amorrison@ffb.ca.