Last year, the wildfires were in the Peace Region. This year they are effecting our neighbours down south. Teaming up with Willy’s Trucking and Phoenix Volunteer Club; Moose FM called on the community to help fund raise for the evacuees.
Our goal is to fill a 53′ trailer and send it down to the Evacuation Centres in Prince George. We have also been collecting cash and cheque donations.
Set up in the Safeway parking lot, here is what happened on Day 1!
It was a bit of a damp start to the day, but the volunteers came out ready to work! Thank you to those who came by with coffee for the team, it helped warms some bodies this morning.
Rona knew what they were doing, they showed up with a pallet of donations (already wrapped) and a forklift to load it into our truck. Awesome jobs guys!
Luxx Limousines showed up in style, with the back of their limo filled with donations.
Meet Cruz Gordon. He has been saving his money for a new dirt bike helmet, but when he heard that our neighbours were in need, he insisted his mom take him to buy donations. She agreed and matched his donation. Way to go to the Gordon family!
Some of the members of Soldiers of Odin dropped by with 3 grocery carts of food, and chose to donate their time as well. Thank you for helping us load the truck in the later hours of the day.
By 8PM on Day 1 we fill an entire truck, big thank-you to Willy’s Trucking for getting us a second unit for tomorrow. We have also collected $6000 in cash and cheque donations. Fort St John, you are amazing!
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 – Location
Canadian Brewhouse – Meals for the volunteers
Peace Country Rentals – Tent and Heaters
Eagle Vision Video Production – LED Screen
DGS Astro Paving – Delineators
Graph-X Signs & Auto Design – #BCSTRONG sign
Bluewave Energy – Propane (for previously mentioned heaters)
Ironline Compression – Cardboard boxes
Caltech Survey LTD. – Donation List signage
Apex Distribution Inc. – Pallets