Heavy equipment companies raise money for B.C. charity
October 5, 2021 By Rock to Road Staff
When a charity car rally was cancelled in B.C. due to the impact of COVID-19, two local heavy equipment dealers stepped in to donate to the cause.
CASE Construction Equipment and the Inland Group both donated $10,000 and matched donations up to $10,000 for the Okanagan Dream Rally benefitting the Ronald McDonald House and other local charities.
The two companies are continuing to donate $250 for every qualifying machine purchased.
Since 2016, the Okanagan Dream Rally has brought together supercars, car enthusiasts and child co-pilots. The Inland Group and CASE Construction Equipment, alongside the August Group and OmniAuto, have participated annually in this charity event, helping raise more than $1.7 million dollars over the past several years.
When COVID-19 cancelled the 2020 event, estimated to raise over $1 million for families of Ronald McDonald House BC & Yukon, Inland Group and CASE Construction launched their CharityDRIVE matching program to raise fund.
Additionally, a one-of-a-kind, completely customized CASE Construction Equipment SV185B Skid Steer Loader has been donated for auction on Dec. 16, hosted by Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers in Chilliwack, B.C. The funds raised from this auction will be added to the $75,000 dollars already raised through the CharityDRIVE fundraiser, with a goal of eclipsing $200,000.
“The initiative has united our staff, customers, and vendors in a time when we all had uncertainty about what the effects of the pandemic could be,” says Corey Timms, director of construction equipment sales on behalf of Inland and CASE Construction Equipment.
“We can’t thank our customers, partners, or the people of B.C. and The Yukon enough for their generous support for the house. The support from everyone involved is making a difference at RMH, allowing their staff to focus on making families feel at home.”
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