Liquor stores raise quake funds

  • Mar. 23, 2011 4:00 p.m.

Effective immediately, B.C. Liquor Stores customers in the North Okanagan can help  support Red Cross relief efforts in Japan.

Customers can make donations of $2 or $5 — or multiples thereof — at all B.C. Liquor Stores checkouts. All donations go to the Canadian Red  Cross Japan earthquake fund.

“We know British Columbians are compassionate and want to help the  Japanese people get through the aftermath of the incredible destruction  left by the earthquake,” said Shirley Bond, public safety minister.

“Donations, large or small, make a big difference  so I encourage British Columbians to make a donation when they visit their government liquor store. “

Last year, B.C. Liquor Stores collected donations from customers and employees for the Red Cross’ disaster relief campaigns  following the earthquake in Haiti and the floods in Pakistan.

A total of $555,000 was collected in those efforts, which was matched by the federal government.





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