Craftsman Collision matching donations to Crimson Cross wildfire fund – Kelowna Information

Craftsman Collision steps up

Photo: Tara Raby

Craftsman Collision is doing what it can to help those affected by wildfires.

The B.C. business has launched a campaign to support both the Canadian Red Cross and Salvation Army food banks in the Okanagan.

All eligible donations made through or Craftsman Collision’s Facebook page to the 2021 British Columbia Fires appeal will be matched by Craftsman Collision until Sept. 3 up to a maximum of $20,000.

The B.C. government will be matching donations as well, meaning any donation made will be tripled.

“In these unprecedented times, we are giving back in the best way we can, supporting organizations like the Canadian Red Cross and The Salvation Army Food Bank, who are on the ground helping those in need,” Craftsman Collision president Rick Hatswell said in a press release.

“We are proud to be in a position to do our part to support the B.C. wildfire efforts.”

Craftsman Collision is also accepting non-perishable food items and other necessities at its locations in Vernon (2727 35th Ave.), Kamloops (453 Victoria St. West), Kelowna (1790 Springfield Rd.), West Kelowna (1070 Stevens Rd.) and Rutland (275 Hwy. 33 East).

The following items are needed, and Craftsman will take them to the nearest Salvation Army food bank:

• boxed grains (rice, cereals, pastas)
• peanut butter
• school time snacks
• soups and pasta sauces
• canned salmon, tuna
• hygiene products (shampoo, soap, deodorant, razors, feminine products)
• diapers and baby formula

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