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Motor Club holds donation drive for member going through tragedy

The Lloydminster Motor Club rallied around one of its members and gathered donations for her after a fire left her and her family homeless.

A donation drive was held at the Silverwood Toyota Used Vehicle building on October 27. Organizer Rob Rempel says they’re hoping the drive will bring a smile to the face of Tessa Peters.

“She lost everything: clothing, furniture, keepsakes, pets. She literally got out of there with nothing but a blanket. She means the world to us so we are trying to get as much as we can to help her and her grandmother and family friend to get back on their feet.”

The drive was able to bring in $755 in cash donations, a 50/50 draw and e-transfers as well as various gift cards. One pickup truck was filled with food and clothing and another two trucks were filled with furniture to help Peters rebuild. Rempel says he was holding back tears of joy as donations came in.

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Pickup trucks made several trips from the dealership gathering donations of food, clothing and furniture. (106.1 The Goat/Nikita Ganovicheff)

“People came in dropped stuff off and left without saying a word to us. It’s amazing. It just shows what Lloydminster is capable of when people are in need.”

Rempel says Peters always shows up to every LMC meeting with a smile on her face and always spreads joy to the motor club community. Peters attended the donation drive with her grandmother and Rempel says she seemed to be in better spirits.

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