Armstrong Regional Co-op is accepting donations for the Red Cross’ wildfire relief efforts at its gas bars in Salmon Arm, Armstrong and Vernon through the end of August. (Contributed)

Armstrong Regional Co-op is accepting donations for the Red Cross’ wildfire relief efforts at its gas bars in Salmon Arm, Armstrong and Vernon through the end of August. (Contributed)

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Armstrong Regional Co-op will accept donations at gas bars in Vernon, Armstrong and Salmon Arm through August

The Armstrong Regional Co-op is accepting donations through the end of August for the Canadian Red Cross wildfire relief efforts in B.C.

The co-op will accept donations at the Vernon, Armstrong and Salmon Arm Co-op gas bars.

“The Armstrong Regional Co-op will match customer donations up to a maximum of $5,000, and Federated Cooperatives Limited (FCL) will match the Armstrong Regional Co-op’s donation up to a maximum up $5,000,” said Jason Keis, marketing and sales manager. “So if we receive $5,000 in donations from our customers a total of $15,000 will be donated to the Canadian Red Cross.”

A $2 donation can provide an essential item like food or water. Donating $5 can provide someone with a basic toiletry kit. And a $10 donation can help provide groceries for a day.

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