18 Wheels of Christmas brings in $4,300!

The response in Dawson Creek was amazing. This year, we were contacted by more agencies and groups asking for our assistance so we stepped things up a few notches.

We usually spot a single trailer and run the event over a weekend benefitting one food bank. In the City Of Dawson Creek, we actually have 3 Food Banks. Salvation Army, St Mark’s Anglican Church and Bethel Networks. So this year, we spotted three trailers in three locations over the same two day period, at The Dawson Creek Co-Op, Save On Foods and Canada Safeway. In total, with the help of dozens of community volunteers, we collected 63 pallets of food and over $4300 in cash and corporate donations! This is well over double our usual collection efforts from previous years.

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We were overwhelmed with the generosity of our Community. The City of Dawson Creek has a population of just over 12,000 people but they give like a city of a million. I cannot thank all of our volunteers enough. We had assistance for a large number of community groups such as the amazing Dawson Creek Rotary Clubs, Air Cadets and many other Businesses and Individuals. Some of the volunteers like Guy from Brogan Safety and Al and Kelly from Total Care First Aid were on hand throughout the entire weekend!

The efforts put forth by everyone will ensure that our Community will not need to go without this holiday season and beyond. We are proud to give a hand up to our fellow man during these trying times. I would also like to express my sincere appreciation to Karen Brisebois from Rosenau Transport who puts countless hours of her own time into planning and coordinating these events.

Most of all - thank you to the generous people of Dawson Creek for making this such a success.

“I have learned to give, not because I have so much, but because I know what it is like to have nothing”

 

Kind Regards

 Chris Richards - Rosenau Transport

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