Event organizer Allen Karasiuk says he is grateful for the donation.
“This is a very exciting day for the Huskies Fill the Bus campaign,” he says. “This is the first time that they’ve been involved. Tervita is very connected to the community and this is a prime example of that.”
Karasiuk hopes that with Tervita coming on board, other companies will follow suit and contribute to the Salvation Army Food Bank.
“Tervita is sending the word out to all these companies that they partner and work with within the community that have like values to jump on board and provide a donation,” he explains. “At the end of the day it goes to the Salvation Army Food Bank which is a very worthwhile cause.”
Tervita isn’t the only business to support the Fill the Bus Campaign, as the local Canadian Tire is also pitching in.
“In addition to the $10,000 from Tervita, through businesses associated with the Rotary Club and with Canadian Tire here in FortSt. John they’ve come up with a $1,400 contribution, so all in all it’s been a good day,” Karasiuk says.
Any business looking to contribute to the cause, or anyone wanting to lend a hand during Sunday’s event is encouraged to contact Allen Karasiuk at 250-261-9466.