Firefighters in the Alberni Valley passed the hat among members last month to raise funds for Wounded Warriors Canada.
Fire departments from Port Alberni, Beaver Creek, Cherry Creek and Sproat Lake raised $500 each to donate a total of $2,000 to the organization.
Wounded Warriors Canada held a run in March and made a stop for the first time at Port Alberni’s Royal Canadian Legion Branch 293. The donation will be added to monies already raised at a fundraising event at the Legion in the spring.
Firefighters are looking forward to partnering with the Legion, RCMP and local BC Ambulance Service personnel to host the Wounded Warriors in 2020, PAFD Captain Randy Thoen said.