EDMONTON, Alta. – Summit Trailer held a barbecue May 10 to raise funds for those displaced by the Fort McMurray wildfire, raising $6,100 for the Canadian Red Cross.
“Over the years of doing business, Summit has made many customers and friends in the Fort McMurray area,” Dean Cisek, president of Summit Trailer wrote in an email to Truck West. “When we started to hear of their stories of narrow escapes and devastating losses we felt we had to do something.”
Cisek said his staff did a social media blitz over the course of four days to get the word out about the charity barbecue. He thanked Donna’s Eatery in Edmonton for donating all the salads, and Vicki Higdon, who made several baked goods for the event.
There was also a raffle draw for a free houseboat rental from Twin Anchors, two hockey tickets to the Edmonton Oilers and Toronto Maple Leafs and numerous other prizes.
“A big thank you to all who came out to support this great cause, and of course to the staff at Summit for their hard work and effort,” said Cisek. “Summit’s support of our customers will not end here, as we get closer to getting back into Fort McMurray we will be there to help them get back up and running a quickly as they can.”
Summit Trailer has locations in Edmonton and Penticton, B.C.