Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Telus Care-A-Van pulls into Rupert in support of Spirit of the North foundation

Local residents will want to keep their cameras and smart-phones handy and at the ready, as the Telus Care-A-Van makes its rounds around Prince Rupert from today through to Sunday.

During their stopover in the community, As part of our acts of caring tour, representatives will be going door-to-door with care packages for their top customers and their families.

Members of the Care-A-Van team will also be providing a number of community service activities, such as handing out treats, serving free morning coffee at local shops, and helping people to their cars with grocery bags.

The three days of community service all lead up to the main event of the Care-A-Van which takes place this Saturday, with the team hosting a BBQ to recognize the top Telus customers and their families, though anyone is welcome to stop by for the event.

The BBQ will be at Andre’s Electronic Experts at 601 3rd Avenue West.

Where local residents with the camera's come in is through a unique fund-raising opportunity for the Spirit of the North health care fund.

As part of their journey across Northern British Columbia, the Telus Care-A-Van team is supporting the Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation. Looking to lend assistance in their fundraising efforts to purchase a $1.4 million diagnostic scanner, part of a region wide program to upgrade medical imaging equipment and to bring the best care closer to home in Northern B.C.

They most recently stopped over in Prince George, where the Care-A-Van was well received, with a number of submissions posted to twitter to highlight their stop.

With their work in Prince George done, the Care-A-Van heads west and their stop over on the North Coast.

Prince Rupert residents can get involved in the donation process, by snapping a photo of the TELUS acts of caring van or crew when they see them around the community, and then by sharing it on social media with the hashtag #actsofcaring.

For every use of that hashtag, Telus will donate $5 to the foundation – so far they are already more than half way towards their goal of $10,000 and this week Prince Rupert can help push that total higher, simply by taking a photo and posting it on social media.

We'll update the blog through the week, featuring some of the best of the submissions to the #actsofcaring hashtag theme.

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