Revelstoke firefighters raise money for a great cause
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 prize.
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.
Ryan Hill and
Monashee Unit Crew