The Lesser Slave Fire Service received a welcome donation from Slave Lake’s ATCO Electric office of $4,120.
ATCO construction clerk Dayna Sinclair says they chose to give to fire services as part of the company’s charity campaign. This year the theme was ‘emergency responder.’ ATCO as a whole supported Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society, better known as STARS Air Ambulance.
Each community ATCO centre got to choose its own charity as long as it fit with the theme.
“That’s how they got picked,” Sinclair says.
The $4,120 was split between a contribution from employee donations and a matching donation from ATCO corporate.
“Whatever we put toward it, they matched exactly what we have,” she says.
Sinclair explains that the local donations came from employees. There was a chili cook off, silent auction and other activities to gather money. This happened during a two week period from Oct. 2 to 13, 2017.
“We just held fundraisers at work,” she says.
Sinclair explains that ATCO is proud to support fire services. A lot of their employees are also volunteer fire fighters who were happy to help out their own.
Tanya Curtis, left, and Ron Potts of ATCO Electric, right, present a donation to deputy fire chief Alex Pavcek.