TOUR DE ROCK: Get rid of your wrecks and help Alberni’s rider Tom Gill

Got a wreck of a car eating up space in your driveway or garage? Rudy Kurath of Alberni Towing wants it. And he’s willing to pay you for it, if you’re willing to support the Canadian Cancer Society’s Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock.

Alberni Towing owner Rudy Kurath

Alberni Towing owner Rudy Kurath

Got a wreck of a car eating up space in your driveway or garage? Rudy Kurath of Alberni Towing wants it. And he’s willing to pay you for it, if you’re willing to support the Canadian Cancer Society’s Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock.

Kurath will give $50 to people for their scrap vehicles, and they’ll get a $50 receipt for tax purposes. Then he will donate an additional $50 to the Tour de Rock.

Kurath started the program last year and raised $1,600. “Some people gave up to six cars,” he said. “The first day we got five or six cars.”

Port Alberni RCMP Const. Tom Gill brought some of the North Island-based tour riders to Port Alberni recently to thank Kurath in person.

Seven team members and two trainers—Dave Kokesch, who rode with the team in 2009, and Pam Bolton, who rode with the team in 2010—rode up the Hump from Cathedral Grove, through town and back.

To have a wreck towed away from your house, please call Alberni Towing at 250-724-4050 to make arrangements for pickup. The fundraiser is going on until October.

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