Saturday, December 3, 2016

18 Wheels Dawson Creek, More Successful than ever !

Our 18 Wheels Of Christmas Event in Dawson Creek wrapped up on November 19th with our most successful year ever!

The two day event hosted by United Way brought in a total of 18 pallets of food and 4 skids of brand new quality toys as well as over $3,000 in cash donations!

No event on this scale can ever be successful without the support of the community and our partners! This year saw our local Dawson Creek Fire Department out in force as well as the Dawson Creek RCMP, Cat Rentals, United Way staff, Salvation Army volunteers and of course The Dawson Creek Co-Op. A huge helping hand this year from the local area banks as well. North Peace Credit Union, Bank Of Montreal, Royal Bank, TD Canada Trust, South Peace Credit Union and Scotia Bank took part with volunteers as well as activities in their bank branches. Many of the branches sold coupons for pre-packaged food bags! Our Mayor Bumstead even came out and braved the cold for a few hours, waving in the traffic.

As always, our Local Rosenau Staff came out in force! From Santa Claus (aka Blaine M) or Karen G who spent hours out on the street keeping the enthusiasm going or Rachel R who put in dozens of hours handing out flyers, decorating and contributing her time. We had many other staff members come out and help. A very special thanks to Karen B of Rosenau Transport and Emily G of United Way for the countless hours you both put into this event.

Most importantly, we thank the public. Without you and your generosity, these events could not happen, and lives cannot be changed. From the bottom of our hearts, on behalf of United Way, Dawson Creek Co-Op and Rosenau Transport, Thank You!

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