The campaign by four Canadian RV dealers to contribute to flood relief in Southern Alberta has wrapped up. According to a press release, the dealers had collected $291,630 by July 27, setting aside $1,000 from the sale of every RV for a five-week period.
The four like-minded RV dealers – Fraserway RV Calgary, Fraserway RV Edmonton, Lacombe RV and Roadmaster RV in Leduc – set a goal to raise $300,000 in four weeks for flood relief, but held over the campaign for a fifth week in an effort to raise as much as possible.
“I would like to thank the employees of the four participating dealerships, plus our industry partners and customers for contributing to these five weeks of fundraising and making this a successful event,” said campaign spokesman James Epp. “I would also pray God’s blessing on the Canadian Red Cross, Samaritan’s Purse Canada, and their employees and volunteers, for wisdom and courage as they continue to help flood victims in South Alberta.”
The donation will be shared by Samaritan’s Purse Canada and Canadian Red Cross. The two charities have sustained a volunteer presence since the day after the June 20 flood. They continue to work in the affected communities by restoring damaged properties and assisting residents through the aftereffects of the trauma. Both organizations have videos on their websites of first hand results of their efforts.