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Riverside Collision steps up to repair vandalized raffle prize

The newly-repainted truck outside of Riverside Collision in Prince George.
By Mike Davey
 
Prince George, British Columbia — May 16, 2016 — Thanks to the team at Riverside Collision in Prince George, a local charity raffle can go ahead as planned. Every year, the Prince George Knights of Columbus holds an RV raffle. The prize is a current year Ford F-150 and a travel trailer. It’s a big part of the organization’s yearly fundraising efforts, with all proceeds used to operate the Columbus Community Centre. 
 
This year’s fundraiser hit a bit of a snag when someone vandalized the truck intended as part of the grand prize. A vandal or vandals spraypainted the hood and side of the truck. According to press reports regarding the crime, the damage was expected to cost around $2,200 to fix. This is money that would have to come out of the fundraiser’s bottom line. 
 
Enter Riverside Collision. Owner Pierre Indaburu volunteered his facility’s services to restore the truck to showroom condition. 
“We stepped in to help as soon as we heard about it,” he says. “For a good cause like that, it’s a shame that someone would vandalize their prize. I knew we could help them out.”
 
Thanks to the team at Riverside Collision, the draw can go ahead as planned without undue expense to the fundraising organization. The official draw will take place in August at a Free Family Day event at Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park, presented by Knights of Columbus. 
 
For more information on Riverside Collision, please visit collisionrepairprincegeorge.com. 
 
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