Raising $50,000 for The Canadian Red Cross’s British Columbia Floods and Extreme Weather Appeal
Mississauga, ON December 23, 2021 − Trucks for Change (T4C), in conjunction with Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) and Canada’s Provincial trucking associations, recently rallied the Canadian trucking industry to donate to the Canadian Red Cross to support those impacted by flooding in BC. The Red Cross is providing cots, blankets, and clean up kits to communities upon request, and is providing comfort and care to people impacted by the floods.
“Trucks For Change has a longstanding and cooperative relationship with the Canadian Red Cross that typically involves moving shipments of emergency supplies throughout Canada to support their emergency efforts”, said Scott Smith, chair of the not-for-profit Trucks For Change. “The flooding in BC is typically the type of disaster for which T4C’s trucking services would have been requested.”
However, the unusual circumstances involving short and long-term road closures meant that Trucks For Change had to “pivot its operations to offer help to fellow Canadians” and a challenge to raise donations from the Canadian trucking industry was launched. Today, the industry has reached its goal of $50,000, and continues to add to the amount raised.
“We want to thank Trucks For Change and the Canadian trucking industry for their support as we continue to assist those impacted by the devasting floods in British Columbia,” said Melanie Soler, vice-president, emergency management at the Canadian Red Cross. “Our teams will be there to support people and communities as they recover in the weeks and months ahead.”
On behalf of the trucking industry, we thank all the individuals, companies, and associations for their generous contributions and help in communicating the need to support the Canadian Red Cross’s emergency relief efforts.
Want to donate? Visit the trucking industry portal https://bit.ly/311fNbs or https://secure.redcross.ca/
About Trucks For Change: is a non-profit organization that was founded to support Canadian communities through its membership of leading socially-responsible transportation and logistics providers. Its charity partners are trusted social organizations that support communities by helping food-insecure and other vulnerable Canadians. trucksforchange.org twitter: TrucksForChange linkedin: trucks-for-change-network
About The Canadian Trucking Alliance: A federation of provincial trucking associations representing a broad cross section of the trucking industry with over 4,500 carriers, owner operators, and industry suppliers. Headquartered in Toronto, and with provincial offices in the various provinces, the CTA represents the industry’s viewpoint on national and international policy, regulatory and legislative issues, that affect the trucking industry. https://cantruck.ca/
About the Canadian Red Cross: Here in Canada and overseas, the Red Cross stands ready to help people before, during and after a disaster. As a member of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement – which is made up of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the International Committee of the Red Cross and 192 national Red Cross and Red Crescent societies – the Canadian Red Cross is dedicated to helping people and communities in Canada and around the world in times of need and supporting them in strengthening their resilience. @RedCrossCanada Facebook.com/CanadianRedCross Red Cross donor inquiries: WeCare@redcross.ca or 1-800-418-1111