NewsRAD Torque Systems Donates $50,000 to Abbotsford Red Cross for Flood Relief
Owner Invites Other Local Businesses to Join Them and Donate
ABBOTSFORD, BC (December 9, 2021) – While the waters may have started to recede in Abbotsford following the recent devastating floods, clean-up and recovery is the next mammoth task ahead, and a local business is donating $50,000 to the Canadian Red Cross to help in those efforts.
RAD Torque Systems, a global industrial torque wrench manufacturer that calls Abbotsford home, made the large donation this week/today. Because both the B.C. and federal governments are matching donations, RAD Torque Systems’ $50,000 donation equates to a total of $150,000 in aid to help those who have lost homes, businesses and livelihoods.
“We employ more than 100 locals in Abbotsford, and we love this community and have seen first-hand the devastation and heartbreak this extreme weather has caused,” says Dan Provost, owner of RAD Torque Systems. “With both levels of government matching funds, five dollars quickly turns into $15 and that’s a great incentive for everyone to donate. In fact, we want to invite – even to challenge – other businesses to join us in donating to the Canadian Red Cross, because there is a lot to be done here to help people get back on their feet.”
According to the Canadian Red Cross, households that were vacated as part of an evacuation order are eligible to receive $2,000, but for many, that is not nearly enough to replace what was lost. In less than one week, nearly $6 million has been distributed to evacuees.
One of those evacuees was a RAD Torque Systems employee who had to leave his home and belongings behind when the water levels started rising.
Provost adds, “I’ve seen our business community rally for fire victims this summer, and I’m calling on them to do the same for those affected by the floods. If we CAN help, we must.”
The B.C. and federal government will be matching donations made by individuals and corporations until December 26th.
To donate to the Canadian Red Cross visit: https://donate.redcross.ca/page/94172/donate/1?locale=en-CA