Uniformed firefighters and BCHS ambulance paramedics prepared coffees, worked the drive-through window and washed dishes on June 6 at local Tim Hortons locations.
It was part of Camp Day, an event that helps children from low-income families go to camp. All proceeds from coffee purchases on June 6 go towards the cause, according to the company’s website.
“It’s important to give back to the community and help kids that might not be able to go to camp,” said firefighter Tyler Bruce, who accepted donations from customers at the drive-through in downtown Campbell River.
In past years, the campaign has raised millions of dollars to send children to camps run by the company’s foundation.
The camps – located in places including Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia and Kentucky – are meant to “help youth develop the skills they need to become resourceful, responsible and empowered individuals.”