A Coquitlam-based business with 13 shops around B.C. and Alberta will give a part of its sales to help with the flood relief efforts.
KMS Tools and Equipment, located in Coquitlam at 110 Woolridge St., will donate a portion of its sales until the end of the year to charities.
These include Samaritan’s Purse, the Red Cross, Mennonite Disaster Service and the teams of volunteers from Columbia Bible College and Trinity Western University (TWU).
The fundraiser comes after several KMS Tools outlets — which are supplying gear to first responders, farmers and contractors in their areas — were impacted by supply chain delays.
In Abbotsford, which was hit hard by the flooding, KMS employees were evacuated by police on Monday after water rose close to their store off Sumas Way; it has since re-opened.
“Our hearts go out to our neighbours,” Abbotsford store manager Rich Hough stated in a news release.
“We work and live in the affected communities and want to be a part of the solution to rebuilding it. The community supports us and we want to give back.”
In Chilliwack, the KMS Tools store was also spared.
“Many of the families, farms and businesses are our customers and we would like to give back however we can,” store manager Terry Allin stated.