Wildland Firefighters Auction Off Hard Labour


REVELSTOKE B.C.- The Monashee Unit Crew launches their 5th annual Firefighters Hard Labour Auction in Revelstoke B.C.  Funds raised during this silent auction will be donated to Live It, Love It! a non-profit organization that helps people with spinal injuries participate in sports. (http://liveitloveitfoundation.com/) Live it! Love it! founder Jeff Scott has been a member of the crew since 2005 and sustained a spinal cord injury while snowboarding last spring.

This wildfire crew, will be holding a two-week community auction starting Monday, July 4th, 2011. The crew, composed of twenty hardworking firefighters, will be auctioned off for a full 8-hour day. From building a shed, to cleaning your house, this fit and motivated crew of twenty is willing to do just about anything to help people in 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 July 4th and close on Friday July 15th at 5:00pm. The winner will be contacted by July 15th and the details for the labour will be arranged.

This project is a fundraising tradition for the firefighting crew, which in past years has raised over $25,000 for organizations such as The Rik Hansen Foundation and the B.C. Children’s Hospital. When asked about the event, Ashleigh Gulkiewich, Philanthropy Coordinator for B.C. Children’s Hospital Foundation said, “We applaud the Unit Crew’s effort – it is truly inspirational!”

Wildland firefighters are known for working some of the world’s most gruelling days. As demonstrated recently in northern Alberta, this crew has proven their willingness to work hard for a cause that matters. Given this drive and determination to help, the Monashee Unit Crew is set upon donating their spare time to assist people with spinal injuries get active.

For more information, to offer donations, or to place bids by phone, please contact Monashee Crew Leader Erik Hanson.

Erik Hanson

Monashee Unit Crew, Revelstoke B.C.

Work: 250.837.7182

Cell: 250.814.9719

Email: revelstokefireauction@gmail.com

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