FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 11th 2012
REVELSTOKE B.C.- The Monashee Unit Crew launches their 6th annual
Firefighters Hard Labour Auction in Revelstoke B.C. Funds raised from
this silent auction will be donated to Live It, Love It! a non-profit
organization that provides recreation opportunities for individuals
with spinal cord injuries. Live It, Love It! is currently working with
the community of Revelstoke to help establish an adaptive ski program.
The Monashee Crew will be holding this silent auction starting
Monday, June 11th. The crew, composed of twenty hardworking wildfire
fighters, will be auctioning all twenty members’ labour for a full
eight hour day. From digging ditches, to chopping firewood, this fit
and motivated crew is willing to do just about anything to help people
with spinal injuries get active again.
The auction board will be placed in the Revelstoke Home Hardware (201
Campbell St) and applicants can cast bids there during business hours.
The auction will start on Monday, June 11th and will conclude on
Friday, June 22nd at 5pm. The winner will be contacted by June 24th to
arrange the details for the labour. In addition, any online donations
placed at www.liveitloveit.org during the 2 week auction will receive
2 official Live It! Love It! stickers and a chance to win a draw
This project is a fundraising tradition for the firefighting crew,
which in past years has raised over $25,000 for organizations such as
The Rick Hansen Foundation, the B.C. Children’s Hospital, and Live It,
Love It! When asked about last year’s event, Izzy Lynch, executive
director for LILI said, “We were amazed at how much work the crew got
done- it was impressive!”
Wildland firefighters are known for working some of the world’s most
gruelling days. The Monashee Unit Crew decided to harness this energy
and direct it towards a cause that is close to their hearts. Jeff
Scott, founder of Live it! Love it! is Monashee Crew Member, was
involved in a snowboarding accident that left him quadriplegic. As any
good family would, the crew has set upon supporting Jeff’s mission to
empower others through adventure. The opportunity to bring publicity
and financial support to Live It! Love It! benefit both the community
of Revelstoke (through the adaptive ski program) and also gives the
firefighters a chance to donate some of their spare time to a cause
that matters. The Unit Crew intends to approach the project with same
determination and drive that they bring to the fireline.
For more information, to offer donations, or to place bids by phone,
please contact Monashee Crew Member Ryan Hill or Erik Hanson.