Living on a roof for charity

Lisa Goudy
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Clayton Clysdale-Finnell stands inside Bright Side Electric on Friday. He will live on the Giant Tiger roof for 30 hours beginning Saturday at noon and ending Sunday at 6 p.m.

Clayton Clysdale-Finnell of Bright Side Electric doesn’t think it’s a big deal to sit on a roof to collect supplies for charity.

For the third year in a row, Clysdale-Finnell will live on a roof for 30 hours to gather toys and food for the local food bank and the Salvation Army.

“I think it’s just something that people should do — give back,” he said. “(It’s about) telling people to think of someone else other than yourself. Buy that person a cup of coffee or shovel the sidewalk.”

While in previous years he was on the roof of McDonald’s, this year he will be on the roof of Giant Tiger.

“They totally are down for me staying on their roof. So I’m excited,” said Clysdale-Finnell. “Basically I sit there and freeze my butt off and hope people will bring Christmas presents for the Salvation Army and food bank.”

He will be on the roof on Saturday at noon and come back down on Sunday at 6 p.m. He said he had a feeling this year would be “record-breaking” in terms of collecting items because of the change of rooftops.

For more information, see an upcoming edition of the Times-Herald.

Organizations: Salvation Army, Giant Tiger, Times-Herald

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