Salvation Army Ridge Meadows looking for volunteer drivers this holiday season – Maple Ridge News



The Salvation Army Ridge Meadows departments are looking for volunteer drivers immediately through the end of December.

Volunteer Coordinator Natalie Caya put out an appeal via the volunteer organization’s Facebook page.

The organization has served Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows since 1990 and the holiday season tends to be very busy for the organization. From fundraising like the Christmas Kettle campaign, which is about to begin registration, to providing meals to seniors and nursing homes, the organization is heavily involved in charitable work.

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“Do you enjoy driving and feel confident and able to drive an oversized refrigerated truck? Do you have up to two days a week to donate? We are currently in need of a volunteer donation driver, from now until the end of December, ”the post read.

Amelia Norrie, the fundraising coordinator for the organization, told The News that the drivers will specifically participate in the emergency food basket program. As part of this program, The Salvation Army provides food security for those unable to afford food, while they wait for a more permanent solution either through a food bank or elsewhere. The food donated in these baskets comes from community partners such as Costco, Walmart, etc. and the drivers must then collect it from these partners and bring it to the Salvation Army.

“We already have the Con. Ahmed Yousef, who decided to drive once, maybe twice a week. We’re still looking for a few more drivers, ”she said, adding that their regular driver for this has temporarily taken on the role of Kettle’s coordinator for this year.

Those interested in volunteering can contact Caya by sending an email to: [email protected]

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