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Help raise funds for wildfire victims with SkyTrain, WestCoast Express, and Telus

Here’s a release that just came out from the BC Rapid Transit Company, who operates SkyTrain and WestCoast Express:

Help SkyTrain raise funds for wildfire victims on Wednesday.

Help SkyTrain raise funds for wildfire victims on Wednesday.

Lost homes, water and smoke damage, and destroyed food supplies are just a few of the hardships our neighbours in the Interior are facing as a result of the current wildfires. Now, you have a chance to help ease the pain, as the BC Rapid Transit Company (SkyTrain & West Coast Express), Global TV and Telus are joining forces to raise emergency funds.

Beginning Wednesday morning, July 22, BCRTC will set up portable fare boxes to receive donations to be sent to the Telus Community Ambassadors, which is collecting the funds on behalf of the Telus Global Fire Aid Campaign. The fare boxes will be located at Waterfront Station, in the Atrium area where passages to and from SeaBus, SkyTrain and West Coast Express converge.

Customers may deposit their cash or cheques in these fareboxes between 6:30 & 9am.

In the afternoon, the fareboxes will be set up between 4:30 & 10:30pm at Stadium Station (Ticket Vending Machine level), Granville Station (to the right of the doors leading to the Hudson Bay Company corridor), and Burrard Station (against the south wall near the escalators to the street level). This will allow customers to make donations as they arrive for the HSBC Celebration of Light.

Cheques should be made payable to Telus Community Ambassadors.

Anyone who remembers the wildfires of 2003 remembers the deep and prolonged need of the people in the area. By teaming up to raise these funds, we can all make a big difference.

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