It seems fitting that families who are planning to attend Saturday night’s fast-paced excitement at the race track will also have the chance to bring a bag or two of clothes – or donate a little money to aide family’s just like theirs recently effected by the Fort McMurray wildfires.
On May 14, during Agassiz Speedway’s STAR FM family night, a ‘Fort Mac Relief’ trailer will be on location for community members to stop by and drop off a donation.
Speedway volunteer Leslie McKellar said anything from dry goods to hygiene products to gently used or new clothing are great options for those struggling with what to bring.
“There will be donation buckets set up at the gate and in the pits also,” she said. “Let’s pitch in and help our neighbours.”
Some more needed items include 2xl 3xl men’s clothes, and all plus sizes for women, McKeller added.
On Sunday morning the trailer will be driven to Fort McMurray victim centres in Alberta.