On Saturday, Nov. 19 from 8 a.m. till 4 p.m and on Sunday, Nov. 20 from 8 a.m. till midday, firefighters can be arrange in numerous areas “shaking their boots” for donations.
Donations of recent, unwrapped toys will go to the Society of Organized Companies Caring for Communities at Christmas program, whereas the money donations will go to the native Salvation Military meals financial institution.
Norris mentioned meals banks can actually stretch these financial donations.
“We’ll take meals donations, however the meals banks with money can direct that to the place they most want it. So in the event that they want sure varieties of meals or sure varieties of different provides, then they’ll go there they usually should buy it with money. The money simply goes additional, permits them to assist extra individuals.”
Parksville firefighters can be positioned at Wembley Mall, Corfield Plaza, High quality Meals, and Cascadia Liquor, in addition to the BC Liquor Retailer on the outdated High quality Meals location each days.
“They’re are meals shops, individuals are going there and it’s entrance of thoughts for individuals when they’re there,’ Norris mentioned. “They’re busy areas, good spots for us to work together with the general public.”
The primary widespread meals drive was held in 1997, and now contains eight departments within the area, akin to Bow Horn Bay, Dashwood, Errington, and Nanoose Bay.
Norris mentioned they see super help for this occasion yearly and it has grown into their signature fundraising marketing campaign.
“Our membership is de facto tied to this and dedicated to it. Largely, we wish to have the ability to help our neighborhood and this is likely one of the methods we try this. I’ve been doing this for over 20 years now…it’s essential to our members.”
Extra info on the place different Oceanside fireplace departments can be arrange accumulating donations will be discovered right here.
— with recordsdata from Ian Holmes
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