Members from the Williams Lake Fire Department and the Wildwood Volunteer Fire Department joined forces once again this month for the annual Muscular Dystrophy Boot Drive.
When the counting was finally done, Dereck Sulentich, member of the Williams Lake Fire Department, and Region Advisor for Muscular Dystrophy for the Cariboo, said they raised $14, 928 over the 3-day event that was held the weekend of October 1st to 3rd.
Sulentich said he wasn’t sure how it would go.
“I was a little kind of worried. Our membership involvement was down due to work commitments, people were away hunting because it’s that time of the year, and some people were just away. I wasn’t quite sure how we we’re going to make out but again the people of Williams Lake and the surrounding areas with their generosity came through with flying colors to give us that total.”
They did beat last year’s total which was about 14-thousand 4 hundred dollars.
Sulentich was also very grateful to Save on Foods, BC Liquor store, Freshco, McDonald’s, Canadian Tire, Tim Hortons, Real Canadian Wholesale, and Walmart, for letting them set up at their locations to hold this event.
He was thankful as well for the efforts put in that weekend by the members of the Wildwood Volunteer Fire Department who came out to help out.