A local initiative to raise food for the Salvation Army is back and has already seen 250 bags of food donated. WPD Ambulance Care’s Cram the Ambulance event is in its fourth year of giving back to the community.
Operations Manager Denise Blaim says there is a need in the community so each year they have tried to keep the event going.
“For the past four years we’ve continued to do it and I think last year we filled about an ambulance and a half full of food. We did really well and was able to support a lot of people for quite a few days according to the Salvation Army.”
Tuesday was the first day for donations and WPD partnered with the Lloydminster and District Co-op along with members of the Bobcats to raise 250 bags of food in three hours. Today, the initiative is at Sobeys from 4 to 7 p.m. The final day to fill an ambulance is Thursday at Safeway from 2 to 5 p.m.
Blaim says they have received support from the community so it’s nice to give back.
“Lots of times when people do see us we’re coming there to take a loved one to the hospital so it’s nice for them to see us as bot always the people that take people away. We do come out and help out as well.”