Gore Bay fire department holds very successful fundraiser for Fort McMurray fire refugees

Washing for a very good cause! Members of the Gore Bay volunteer fire department, along with volunteers, held a very successful car wash and barbecue last Saturday. A public open house for visitors to view the Gore Bay fire hall and firefighting equipment was also held. Proceeds from the event are going to help residents of Fort McMurray, Alberta which was struck with wildfires in May.

GORE BAY—The Gore Bay volunteer fire department held a very successful car wash-barbecue and open house last Saturday to raise funds for residents of Fort McMurray who faced community and area wide wildfires in May.

“Yes, it was a very successful day, we raised over $1,000 for people in Fort McMurray,” stated Justin Harris, a member of the Gore Bay Fire Department, on Sunday. “We received great support from the community; at times we were really busy with line-ups of cars.”

“We are very happy with the results of the day’s events,” said Mr. Harris. “I think a lot of people enjoyed being able to bring their vehicles in and get them washed, enjoy something to eat and take the opportunity to see the fire equipment and vehicles we use.”

“Proceeds raised from the event will help Fort McMurray; being members of a fire department and thinking about what fire crews out there have been going through, we feel their pain,” said Mr. Harris.

“I’m going to be talking to the Canadian Red Cross on Monday to get the money to them for the residents of Fort McMurray,” added Mr. Harris.