Campbell River BC Cannabis and BC Liquor stores raise thousands of dollars for wildfire victims – Campbell River Mirror
Residents of Campbell showed their charitable side by donating tens of thousands of dollars to the Canadian Red Cross Fire Appeal Campaign at local BC Liquor and BC Cannabis stores.
The generous contributions will be used to help residents of British Columbia affected by this year’s wildfires.
The BC Liquor Store on Dogwood raised $ 25,591 between July 3 and September 3, ranking sixth among BCLS stores in the province; while customers at the Willow Point location donated $ 5,666.
Discovery Harbor BC Cannabis Store ranked second for donation among BCCS stores across the province, with customers contributing $ 8,631.
The program raised over $ 1.45 million in donations and was matched by the provincial and federal governments for a total of over $ 4.35 million.
âThis summer we have witnessed the devastation caused by the wildfires and our hearts go out to all who have lost their homes and whose lives have been turned upside down,â said Blain Lawson, Managing Director and CEO of the BC Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB). âOnce again, our clients have been overwhelmingly generous and we are delighted that the provincial and federal governments are matching their donations. We are proud to be an official disaster partner of the Canadian Red Cross and are grateful to our employees for their incredible support of these important campaigns.
Funds raised will help the Canadian Red Cross support immediate and ongoing relief efforts in communities across British Columbia affected by wildfires, as well as support long-term recovery, resilience and disaster preparedness. future events in British Columbia and affected areas.
âThank you to all the customers and staff of the BC Liquor Distribution Branch for your incredible support of the Canadian Red Cross Fire Appeal in British Columbia,â said Patrick Quealey, Vice President, British Columbia and Yukon, Canadian Red Cross. âThis year’s wildfire season has had an impact on communities across the province and every dollar enables us to provide much needed help now and in the weeks and months to come.
For BCLS, the stores that raised the most throughout the campaign were: Penticton Plaza, raising $ 46,261; Salmon Arm, raising $ 41,581; and Langley with $ 39,599.
For BCCS, the top three stores were: Kamloops Columbia Place, raising $ 12,165; Campbell River, raising $ 8,631; and Fort St. John with $ 5,817.
The LDB is an official disaster relief partner for the Canadian Red Cross, enabling the collection of Red Cross donations from BCLS and BCCS clients across British Columbia following major disasters.
Since 2003, BCLS clients and employees have raised nearly $ 4 million to help the Canadian Red Cross provide relief in humanitarian crises at home and abroad.
The LDB will soon launch its next fundraising campaign in its alcohol and cannabis stores, in support of Food Banks BC. The next campaign will run from November 12, 2021 to January 1, 2022. Funds raised by BCLS and BCCS on behalf of Food Banks BC are donated to the community food bank where funds are collected. As of April 2020, BCLS and BCCS have raised over $ 1,631,818 for Food Banks BC.
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