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 Salvation Army.
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
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