Seaside Cruizers member Keith Reimer loads the used and new tools donated by residents at their booth at Dolly’s Home Hardware on Saturday, Feb. 5. (Michael Briones photo)

Seaside Cruizers member Keith Reimer loads the used and new tools donated by residents at their booth at Dolly’s Home Hardware on Saturday, Feb. 5. (Michael Briones photo)

Seaside Cruizers collect eight truck loads of tools to help flooding victims

Car club members will be out again on Feb. 12

A tool drive to help rebuilding efforts in the flooded areas in B.C. is going well, say organizers.

The Seaside Cruizers organized the tool donation initiative that started on Jan. 29.

Members of the well-known car club were out again on Feb. 5 at the Home Building Centre parking lot in French Creek, and Dolly’s Home Hardware in Qualicum Beach collecting a variety of new and used home tools.

Club president Alex Plonka said so far they’ve already collected eight pickup loads of tools that will be donated to the Yarrow Food Hub, the organization helping flooded victims in the Chilliwack and Abbotsford regions. The tools will assist families in rebuilding their homes.

“We will be out again on Feb. 12 and by that time we should have more than 10 pickup trucks loaded with tools that will be put to good use,” said Plonka.

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Those wishing to donate items such as gas generators, heaters, fans, pumps, staplers, drywall saws, skill saws, reciprocating saws, angle grinders, impact drivers, compressors, jigsaws, drywall screw guns, floor nailers, work lights and dehumidifiers can still do so on Feb. 12 at both the French Creek Home Building Centre and Dolly’s Home Hardware in Qualicum Beach, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Both Home Hardware locations will offer a 10 per cent discount on regularly priced tools on Feb. 12, to urge people to buy new tools to donate, or to donate an older model and pick up a new one in store.

The Seaside Cruizers aim to deliver all tools to the Yarrow Food Hub by Feb. 17.

michael.briones@pqbnews.com

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