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Overland offers free shipping to flood victims

NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C. -- Overland Freight and Courier is offering to ship for free skid-sized donations of material...


NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C. — Overland Freight and Courier is offering to ship for free skid-sized donations of materials to flood victims in Squamish, Whistler and Pemberton.

The offer extends throughout the carrier’s B.C. and Alberta service area.

“Our trucks visit more than 500 communities in British Columbia and Alberta daily, and in most cases we can get shipments from them to Squamish overnight,” says Overland president, Claus Jensen. “This is our way of helping the people in the flooded area, and helping businesses in B.C. and Alberta who want to donate materials to get them where they are needed. This is our way of saying thanks to all the emergency crews and volunteers on the front lines, and our way of pitching in to help the Sea-to-Sky area rebuild.”

Earlier this year, the company delivered donations to victims of forest fires which ravaged the B.C. interior for much of the summer.

Donations must be at least one skid or pallet and must be properly prepared for shipping. They must also be donated by a business.

“We’re shippers of material for businesses, so we don’t have the ability or the systems in place to pick up and deliver from individuals, nor can we move furniture; there are others who can do that,” says Jensen. “The kinds of things that work for us would be something like pallets of tents, blankets, canned goods or shipments of reconstruction supplies; that sort of thing.”

To arrange the pickup of a donation, call Overland at 800-698-2111.


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