Who’s going to take away the coveted kitchen sink trophy from Finning this June during the third annual Scrap Metal Challenge in support of the Campbell River Hospital Foundation? Finning staff won the title the last two years. Pictured here are Patti Mertz (far left) and Stacey March of the hospital foundation with Finning’s Mike Brandt (second from left) and Rob Lemcke.

Scrap it and help the Campbell River Hospital Foundation

The company who donates the most scrap metal will win the coveted Scrap Metal Cup

The third annual Scrap Metal Challenge is taking place this month.

Residents and organizations are asked to donate their scrap metal, with proceeds going to the Campbell River Hospital Foundation. The money is used to purchase much-needed medical equipment.

The event takes old barbecues, aluminum lawn furniture, appliances, old tire rims and wire among other things.

During June, drop off your scrap into the bin at the city’s Public Works Yard, 385 South Dogwood St. It can also be dropped off at ABC Recycling, with notice that the proceeds are to go to the hospital foundation. ABC Recycling is once again a sponsor of the event and is located at 4318 Terminal Place.

Organizations who want to join can get a bin placed at their location free of charge, in order to make the collection of the scrap as easy as possible. The company who donates the most scrap metal will win the coveted Scrap Metal Cup – an old stainless steel kitchen sink.

This year, Coastline Towing and Transport is also a sponsor. They can help anyone who has old scrap vehicles they would like to remove from their property.

Campbell River Hyundai is also on board and will give scrap vehicle donors credit for up to $1,000 in trade value on the purchase of another vehicle.

“As people are doing their spring cleaning around the house and yard, we hope they will consider recycling for a great cause,” says Stacey Marsh, the foundation’s executive director.

The Scrap Metal Challenge has raised more than $36,000 for hospital equipment since it began. The foundation is currently raising funds for several important additions to the hospital.

On the list is an intensive care bed that rotates to a sitting position, or can provide continual rotation for bed-ridden patients, to decrease their chance of getting pneumonia or pulmonary complications. The foundation also hopes to help more moms and babies with the purchase of a new birthing bed and an infant stabilette.

For more information or to get your business involved, contact Patti Mertz at 250-850-2418 or e-mail patti.mertz@viha.ca