OTTAWA, Dec. 13, 2012 /CNW/ - Today, Go RVing Canada launched its third
annual 'Stuff the RV and Feed Someone's Tummy' national holiday
campaign, which serves to benefit The Salvation Army. Go RVing Canada
is encouraging all Canadians to give to their local Salvation Army over
the holidays and participate in the charitable events the organization
will be hosting across the country over the next couple of weeks. Go
RVing Canada is also promoting its very own iKettle, a user-friendly
tool that allows participants to donate to The Salvation Army online.
"The Salvation Army is in desperate need of food and monetary donations
this time of year" said Go RVing Canada Spokesperson Emily Reid. "Like
many local causes in need, Go RVing Canada is asking Canadians to give
back this holiday season to help those who are less fortunate."
According to the Salvation Army, approximately 3 million Canadians, or
one in 11 people, live in poverty, making access to everyday needs like
food, clothing and shelter difficult. With its 2012 holiday campaign,
Go RVing Canada hopes to raise awareness in regards to this important
fundraising event, which helps hundreds of people every holiday season.
"We are very grateful for the overwhelming support we receive in Ottawa
every year from individuals and organizations like Go RVing Canada. It
is because of our generous community that we are able to serve more
than 20,000 people through critical programs and services at Christmas
and all year long," said Michael Maidment, spokesperson for The
Visit http://my.salvationarmy.ca/gorvingcanada to donate to The Salvation Army through Go RVing Canada's iKettle.
About Go RVing Canada:
The Go RVing Canada coalition was formed in 1997, and consists of RV
manufacturers, RV dealers and campground operators. The coalition
serves as the Canadian RV camping industry ambassador to provide the
public and media with information about the benefits of RV travel. The
coalition also seeks to enhance consumer information and satisfaction
with the RV experience.
About The Salvation Army:
The Salvation Army is an international Christian organization that began
its work in Canada in 1882 and has grown to become the largest
non-governmental direct provider of social services in the country. The
Salvation Army gives hope and support to vulnerable people today and
everyday in 400 communities across Canada and more than 120 countries
around the world. The Salvation Army offers practical assistance for
children and families, often tending to the basic necessities of life,
providing shelter for homeless people and rehabilitation for people who
have lost control of their lives to an addiction. When you give to The
Salvation Army, you are investing in the future of marginalized and
overlooked people in your community.
SOURCE: Go RVing Canada
For further information:
Go RVing Canada Public Relations
Media Hotline: 1.866.470.3528
Cell phone: 613-796-4708
Go RVing Canada Executive Director
Telephone: (416) 828-2858