Fill the Bus tops 20,000 pounds

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Photo:  The Huskies bus full of donations for the Salvation Army – Adam Reaburn/

The Huskies broke another record in this year’s ‘Fill the Bus’ campaign, bringing in just shy of 21,000 pounds of food.

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The Huskies and their legion of helpers, used the North Peace Arena as their base on Sunday. Smaller teams then used private vehicles to scour the entire city. They knocked on doors across the community, collecting in the end 20,400 pounds of food, baby stuff, and various supplies for those in need in Fort St. John.

Salvation Army Captain Ben Lippers says the community support is overwhelming.

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Carolyn Krauss is the past president of the Huskies and Fill the Bus organizer and says they couldn’t do this without almost 90 volunteers.

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The Salvation Army now has some work ahead, getting all the donations ready for storage and distribution to the community.

In 2009, the Huskies collected 19,990 pounds for the Salvation Army.

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