Update: With help from our customers we raised $1,164.54 for the Red Cross - BC Wildfire Relief! Thank you to all of our customers!
To help BC residents in distress, Thuggies will be donating 10% of all sales in July to the Red Cross BC Wildfire Relief fund. On top of that, we are enabling customers to donate directly on our site. Should customers decide to donate, we will match that number as well.
At the height of the fires over 40,000 British Columbians have been displaced from their homes. Over 200 fires have been identified and significant damage to people's homes, businesses, and livelihoods has been recorded. UPDATE: As of September, fires continue to rage through BC, with smoke being blown all over the province, even into Vancouver. The amount of support from community members has been huge. From civilians transporting families and livestock to big business like Airbnb providing free accommodations to displaced families, it is truly amazing to see us all come together. Thuggies is proud to be a part of that.
For those that don't know, our Logistics Manager Kelly fights fires in Northern BC and Alberta in the summers. Being only 21 years old, we are beyond impressed and are very proud to have her as a part of the team.
Here are a few photos of her fighting previous fires.
Thank you for all of the support.