Port company raising money for hospital

  • Jul. 4, 2012 8:00 p.m.

A Port Clements company is turning wood waste into a fundraiser for the Vancouver Children’s Hospital.O’Brien Road and Bridge Maintenance is delivering the leftover wood from its brushing program on Towhill Road for island residents to use for firewood in exchange for donations to Children’s Hospital.O’Brien’s Operations Manager Dennis Reindl, said the idea for the donations came out of discussions in the office of what to do with the waste wood. The company used to allow people to come to the sites and remove the wood themselves, but found that it ended up being a lot of work for employees to clean up the mess left behind.Work on the brushing program will continue through the summer said Mr. Reindl. “We’re on hold on the project right now, but we’ll be able to accommodate a few morepeople.” People who would like to receive firewood for a $100 donation should call O’Brien’s and talk to Mr. Reindl. The wood is delivered to the home, but not processed, so it will have to be bucked by the homeowner.The project has been going on for since April and around $2,000 has already been raised for the hospital.

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