Voyager RV raising big bucks
Okanagan Edge Staff - Apr 01, 2019 - Get Involved

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(L to R): Voyager RV sales manager Mike Roberts, Central Okanagan Food Bank revenue development officer Tammie Watson and Voyager general manager Ward Fraser.

A Lake Country RV company is trying to raise $100,000 by the end of the year for local charities.

Voyager RV Centre started its fundraising drive in December and will donate proceeds from every RV sale to seven non-profit organizations throughout the Central Okanagan.

“Coming into our 35th year, I was reflecting on how special it was for the company and our family. We are extremely grateful for the continued support of our community, and we wanted to find a way to say thank you in a meaningful way,” Voyager vice-president Jason Friesen said in a press release.

“This initiative reaches far beyond profits and the bottom line. For us it’s about more than business. It’s a commitment from our family and staff as a way to say thank you and support the community that has supported us for so many years.”

Voyager RV Centre donated $11,970 to the Central Okanagan Community Food Bank last week to get the ball rolling.

“Food security is a large issue in the Okanagan but one that we strive to advocate for every day,” Central Okanagan Community Food Bank revenue development officer Tammie Watson said. “We can’t do it without community support, so donations, especially as large as this, go so far.

“We actually have a buying power of three to one with our retail partners, which means for every one dollar donated it’s worth three dollars of food on our shelves, so you can basically triple this donation for the community.”

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