The BC Wildfires T-Shirt Fundraiser continues to give back.
on Friday, co-facilitator Shane Gunn presented the Cariboo Regional District and the City of Williams with donations of $2,500 each for their Emergency Social Services (ESS).
He also donated two Sparky mascot costumes to the CRD Volunteer Fire Departments to help raise awareness about fire safety and prevention.
“We did donate a fair amount of funds to all of the fire departments with the CRD and a lot of the independent societies right from Loon Lake all the way up to McLeese Lake and further north,” says Gunn.
“This was just something they suggested that we do with some of the funds that we had left and I think they’ll make good use of them for the next couple of decades to come.”
Gunn says that he has dropped off one last batch of hoodies in black and gold for the Williams Lake area in which all of the funds raised from the sales of will be earmarked for Williams Lake non-profit societies.
You can find the hoodies at the Williams Lake Tourism Discovery Centre.
The t-shirts that were conceptualized by Gunn and Darcy Foster have raised total net cash donations of $97,500.
“Our goal originally was for about $20,000 and we exceeded that within the first couple of weeks of sales,” says Gunn.
“Today we’ve actually donated back well over $100,000 with the actual cash donations and donations in kind. We still have some funds that we’re holding back here going into the spring-maybe it will be able to help with establishing some preventative measures for wildfires this next coming season.”