Fuel Good Day boosts local organizations
Pictured (l-r) Kevin Dales, Portage Co-op general manager, Aldene Moroz, SPC volunteer coordinator, Taylor Green, PAWS director of foster care and intake, Lynne Parker, ROK executive director and Chris Theoret, Co-op operations manager are joined by some of the fine staff at Portage Co-op Thursday morning to present the funds to the local organizations. (Brian Oliver/The Graphic)
Portage Co-op's take from Co-op's Fuel Good Day campaign held across western Canada was dispersed to charitable organizations across the city.
Sunset Palliative Care (SPC), Portage Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) and Recreational Opportunities for Kids (ROK) were the beneficiaries of the monies raised Sept. 19 where a minimum of five cents from every litre pumped at a Co-op Gas Bar was donated to a local, registered charity or non-profit. It total, Portage Co-op raised $8,811 for the local groups and each organization was presented with a cheque for $2,937 Thursday morning in Portage la Prairie.
“Fuel Good Day is a federated program done all across Western Canada and federated Co-op matched our donation from Portage Co-op,” explains Tammy Hammersley, human resources/member relations at Portage Co-op. “Every local group is in need of money, these were the three we chose this year and we look forward to choosing a new group of charities next year.”
In total, the campaign held across western Canada raised more than $570,000 for charities in need all in a single day.