After an amazing start yesterday, #BCstrong continued to Day 2. The community of Fort St John well surpassed our expectations as we filled an entire 53′ truck and raised $6000 in cash and cheque donations by the end of Day 1. A big thank you goes out to Willy’s Trucking for providing us with a second truck on short notice.
Thank you to the members of the Phoenix Volunteer Club for the man power and the cheery attitudes. It was noticed and appreciated by the Moose Staff and those who came by to donate.
We continued our collection in the Safeway parking lot, and these were some of the notable moments.
Photo Credit: Lori Ackerman
Rain or shine the Phoenix Volunteer Club members has been working hard. Jeanette Johnston (left) is the Communications Director for the Phoenix Volunteer Club. She was onsite both days and had huge smile the entire time.
Coming from the North Peace Gymnastics Association camp, we had a lot of small but eager little helpers.
Not all of our community members were able to drop off donations, thank you Sugar Ray’s Pilot & Hot Shot Services for offering your time and vehicles, and for picking up donations from the SPCA
Thank you to Gar-North Pipe Bending for a full pallet of water bottles!
Photo Credit: Jeanette Johnston
Photo Credit: Lori Ackerman
This young gentleman wowed us today. He sold all of his toys at a yard sale and donated the money he earned to the wildfire evacuees. Way to go Bentley!
Thank you to the Doig First Nations Staff for your amazing donations. $500 worth of groceries and other needed items, plus $2000 in gas cards.
Home2 Suites by Hilton knows what a good night’s rest means, so they came by with a van full of new pillows for the evacuees.
The employees of Viper Innovation Inc. accepted a challenge to raise money for the #BCSTRONG RedCross fundraiser. In three hours, the employees donated $3,300 to the Red Cross and Viper matched their employees’ donations. Today, Jayme Taylor came by with a cheque for an additional $3,300. Thank you Viper Innovation and your generous employees!
Our neighbours in Chetwynd heard about the fundraiser we were having, so they started a collection point there. This evening the donations that were collected were brought to Fort St John to add to the trailers. Thank you for the donations Chetwynd!
Fort St John, you are amazing! After two days, hundreds of donations, multiple volunteers; we have the final numbers. The community of Fort St John was able to fill one full 53′ truck and also half of the second. Plus we raised over $23,000 for the wildfire evacuees. Thank you for your generosity Fort St John, together we are #BCstrong!
Thank you to everyone who helped make today possible. From our volunteers to the local business’ that stepped up to provide us with a smooth operation.
Willy’s Trucking – Two 53′ trailers
Phoenix Volunteer Club
Safeway – Use of Parking lot
Canadian Brewhouse – Meals for the volunteers
Peace Country Rentals – Tent and Heaters
DGS Astro Paving – Delineators
Graph-X Signs & Auto Design – #BCSTRONG sign
Bluewave Energy – Propane (for previously mentioned heaters)
Caltech Survey LTD. – Donation List signage
Rosebrook Flooring – Pallets
Sugar Ray’s Pilot & Hot Shot Services – Donation Pick-up