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Kudos: Richmond Firefighters Association makes double donation to ALS Society of BC

Funds donated were used to purchase a medical sanitation machine and a robotic feeder .
Jim Dickson (left), president of Richmond Firefighters Association IAFF 1286 and Wendy Toyer, executive director of ALS Society of BC.

Richmond Firefighter's Association donated $10,000 to benefit the ALS Society of BC Equipment Loan Warehouse in Richmond early this year.

A part of the donation was used to purchase a machine called Hubscrub, which is a multi-purpose medical equipment cleaning and sanitation machine.

Donations made to ALS Society were raised from employee payroll and during the unveiling of the Hubscrub, the Richmond Firefighter's Association donated an additional $10,000.

Funds from the second donation will be used to purchase an Obi Robotic Feeder, which will be added to the equipment loan program.

According to Wendy Toyer, executive director of ALS Society of BC, the feeder will provide a person living with ALS, who may have lost the use of their hands, the ability to feed themselves independently.

"We are extremely grateful for the support of the Richmond Firefighters Association, not only for their service to our community but also for giving back to the community," said Toyer.                                                                                                                                                                        

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