Sending aide to Fort McMurray

Christopher’s Spring Water and Mission Towing sent 4,000 bottles of water to Fort Mac.

Christopher’s Spring Water recently sent 4

Two companies from two communities in the District of Kent recently joined efforts to deliver 4,000 bottles of water to victims of the recent wildfires in Fort McMurray.

When Ryder Lake resident Michael Butterfield heard about the wildfires, “I thought how terrible it would be for these families to loose everything and wondered how I could contribute,” he said.

When he contacted Christopher’s Spring Water manager Rob Sciotti to tell him “I think they could use some of your water in Northern Alberta,” he added, Sciotti said members of the water plant were already working on sending a donation.

The company teamed up with Agassiz’s Mission Towing who helped in transporting the flats of bottled water to Chilliwack, where resident Gord Van Laerhoven had organized a drop-off point at Cottonwood Mall for donations of all kinds.

Christopher’s Spring Water owner Kit Lepine was in high spirits and feeling proud his company was able to contribute to those in need.

“We couldn’t have done it without the help from our friends at Mission Towing,” he said. “It’s amazing how a small community can really pull together to help those in need even though their so far away.”

Race fanatics raise funds

It seems fitting that families who attended Saturday night’s fast-paced excitement at the race track also had the chance to bring a bag or two of clothes or donate a little money to aide families just like theirs recently effected by the wildfires.

On May 14, during Agassiz Speedway’s STAR FM family night, a ‘Fort Mac Relief’ trailer was on site for community members to stop by and drop off a donation.

By ends night an entire race hauler was filled.

On Sunday morning the trailer was driven to Fort McMurray victim centres in Alberta by Leslie McKellar and Wayne Goodwin.

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