Princeton Extrication Society is grateful

From the wish list, the society has been able to purchase tires, tools, new cutters and a power ram.

Doug Pateman

Earlier this year, John English an employee of Princeton Husky initiated a fundraising idea to assist the Princeton Highway Extrication Society (Highway Rescue) in an effort to help them acquire equipment and a new truck.

A wish list was created, then promotions and fundraising began.

“The community support has been tremendous,” said Doug Pateman, president of the society.

To date, the society has also received grants and donations with special thanks to; Weyerhaeuser Canada – Rob Marshall, Jeff Larsen (Princeton) Wayne Roznowsky (Grande Prairie) for the grant of $8000, Princeton Show n’ Shine Club $1500, Ladies Hospital Auxiliary $10,000, Cooper’s Foods Fundraiser $1000, Southern Interior Medical Services $5,000 (Janice Perrino), RDOS Area –  H $5000 (Brad Hope), Dr. Smith $1000 and Whipsaw Land and Cattle $1000.

From the wish list, the society has been able to purchase tires, tools, new cutters and a power ram. Cost for the cutters and ram was $10,132.

The society receives and appreciates the  continued support from Pro Auto (maintenance and support) and Princeton Husky (sandbags and fuel.)

The cost for a new truck is $175,000, so fundraising initiatives will carry on. Pateman said the society wanted to let the community know where they were at and to extend their appreciation for the generous support they have received thus far.

For more information regarding the society, contact Doug Pateman at 250-295-4347 or Rick Gullason at 250-295-0100.

 

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