White Spot burger purchases to fundraise for B.C. wildfire relief

White Spot burger purchases to fundraise for B.C. wildfire relief

A B.C.-based restaurant chain will be selling burgers to fundraise for wildfire relief in the province.

White Spot and Triple O’s will be holding a fundraiser on July 29 to support Canadian Red Cross wildfire relief efforts, according to a press release Thursday.

They say $2 will be donated for every burger purchased — excluding pirate packs, kids meals and delivery — for dine-in and to-go orders to help with the relief fund.

White Spot president Warren Erhart hopes the funding will help those who need it most.

“The B.C. wildfires are having a devastating impact on our province including many of the communities in which we call home,” said Erhart. “We hope these much-needed funds will provide some relief to those who need it most during this extremely challenging time.”

The fundraiser will be held at all 96 White Spot and Triple O’s restaurants in B.C. including 11 BC Ferries that offer White Spot meals, according to the restaurant chain.

They say the provincial and federal governments will also match every dollar donated, totalling $6 for every burger sold.

“Thanks to the generosity of Canadians everywhere, the Canadian Red Cross is able to support the immediate and ongoing relief and recovery efforts during this wildfire season in British Columbia,” said John Kim, Associate Director, Corporate Partnerships, Canadian Red Cross.

White Spot says a similar fundraiser done in 2017 raised $60,000 to support B.C. wildfire relief efforts.

They say the donations will be used for immediate and ongoing relief efforts, long-term recovery, resiliency, and preparedness for future events in B.C.

READ MORE: B.C. government, feds to match Red Cross wildfire donations


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