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Fort St. John fills trucks and raises over $23,000 for wildfire evacuees


FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The City of Fort St. John stepped up in a big way for those down south that are in the midst of the wildfire crisis.

Moose FM along with The Phoenix Volunteer Club, Willys Trucking, Safeway, Sun FM and The Bear teamed up for the two day event.

On the first day, the community ended up filling one full trailer which meant a second one needed to be brought in.  Over 30 pallets of donations were collected and now Willy’s Trucking will take the trailers to Prince George.  The fundraiser in Fort St. John has also got communities working to collected donations.  Willy’s Trucking has been asked to help take donations from Peace River and Grande Prairie.

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Donations were steady from the community/Photo: Sydney Reid

Jeanette Johnston with the Phoenix Volunteer Club estimates that over $23,000 has been raised between cash, cheques and gift cards.

If you remember a young man by the name of Cruz Gordon, who donated the money he won from dirt biking to buy goods for those in the Central Interior, Hi-Performance Motor Sports surprised him with a dirt bike helmet, dirt bike jersey, pants, goggles and gloves for his efforts. He had been saving up to buy a dirt biking helmet.

Thank you, Fort St. John.

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