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ELMSDALE: Looking out at his family’s yard on April 9, Omar Ribahi was saddened to see what was lying on the ground before him.
Omar discovered a few birds dead in the yard on Old Truro Road in Elmsdale, HRM, likely from lack of food as a result of the winter weather, with the ground still frozen. That’s when he knew he wanted to do something.
“I found some dead birds in my yard, so I thought we should feed them,” said Omar in an interview April 13 with The Weekly Press. “There was no (bird) food in our backyard.
The Dutch Settlement Elementary School (DSES) approached his parents asking them if there was anything they could. His dad Leno, well-known for his community support of local organizations, groups, and events, as well as the owner of Leno’s Stop Shop at the lights in Elmsdale, told Omar there was.
On Friday morning, April 10, Leno borrowed a truck emblazoned with the Tim Isenor Royal LePage realty logo and went to Truro, filling the cube truck with bird feed; wild bird mix; and cracked corn. He also made stops at the Corridor Co-op feed store in Milford. On Saturday morning, he made a second trip to Truro for more bird feed.
In total, he bought five tonnes—or approximately $4,000 worth—of bird food. He gave it away free to customers who—as word spread of what Leno was doing—meandered to the store, picking up one, two, or even five bags of feed to take for those birds that may have been becoming angry birds because of the lack of food. They were out of all the bird feed by early Saturday afternoon.
Omar said he felt other...
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