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Volunteers ‘stuff the bus’ with community donations in Port Alberni

Event collected food, toys and cash donations for the Salvation Army

Volunteers came together in Port Alberni last weekend to fill a transit bus with donations for community members in need.

Members of Pacific Western Transportation and the Amalgamated Transit Union Local-1747 partnered to fill up a city bus in the Walmart parking lot on Saturday, Nov. 26. Other community members showed up to donate food, toys, cash and toiletries, which will be given to the local Salvation Army and distributed to the community.

The second annual “Stuff the Bus” campaign had a few extra helpers in the form of the Alberni Valley Lions Club, which served up hot dogs for the community by donation. Bouchra Savard of West Coast Fit was also on location last Saturday to offer a Zumba session, with all proceeds going towards the Salvation Army.

If you missed this opportunity to donate, the Alberni District Secondary School (ADSS) Athletic Department will be holding a food drive on Wednesday, Nov. 30. Athletes will be collecting donations door-to-door from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., but you can also drop off donations at the school.

Elena Rardon

About the Author: Elena Rardon

I have worked with the Alberni Valley News since 2016.
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