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Co-op’s Fuel Good Day raises $600K across Western Canada

By uid=djungwirth@FCL.AD.CRS,ou=fcl,dc=isam,dc=crs

October 2, 2018

More than 180 local organizations and causes across Western Canada are fuelling good after more than $600,000 in donations from Co-op.

The funds were raised as part of Fuel Good Day on Sept. 18. During the day, a minimum of five cents of every litre of fuel sold at participating Co-op Gas Bars was donated to a local charity or non-profit organization.

“Co-op’s Fuel Good Day is a rewarding effort that has now raised nearly $1.2 million for local organizations over the last two years,” said Cal Fichter, Vice-President Energy with Federated Co-operatives Limited, which is owned by more than 170 independent retail co-operatives across Western Canada.

“Co-op has a long history of serving Western Canada and we are proud to build on that with investments like this. With the help of Co-op members and customers, we are able to make a significant contribution that will benefit communities of all sizes across Western Canada.”

Fuel Good Day across Western Canada

More than 400 Co-op Gas Bars throughout British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and northwest Ontario participated in Fuel Good Day in 2018.

The funds raised at these locations are supporting a diverse group of organizations, including Wheels for Wellness in Comox, B.C., HALO Air Rescue in Medicine Hat, Alta., United Way in Saskatoon, Sask., and Siloam Mission in Winnipeg, Man.

A complete list of charities and local co-operatives that participated in Co-op’s Fuel Good Day is available at www.fuel.crs.