Winnipeg, Manitoba - Red River Co-op customers definitely have something to “Fuel Good” about. Red River Co-op donated $10,000 to the Gimli Humane Society from proceeds raised September 17, 2019 on Fuel Good Day – a day where Red River Co-op pledged to donate five cents of every litre of fuel sold that day to local charities.
“We thank our members and customers for coming to our Red River Co-op gas bars and fuelling up on Fuel Good Day, which allowed us to make this contribution to the Interlake’s only no-kill animal shelter,” said Doug Wiebe, CEO of Red River Co-op.
Red River Co-op expanded its presence in the Gimli market with the addition of a food store this summer, down Centre Street from the existing Red River Co-op gas bar. The Gimli Humane Society was selected to receive a portion of funds raised on Fuel Good Day for the good work they do for animals in the Interlake.
“The Gimli Humane Society will benefit greatly from this $10,000 donation, especially the cats and dogs we provide care for until they are adopted,” said Cindy Salamandyk, shelter manager. “Because of this Fuel Good Day donation from Red River Co-op, rescue animals will get the food and veterinary care they need.”
In addition, $61,102 was donated to the Children’s Hospital of Manitoba from Fuel Good Day for the hospital’s new indoor/outdoor play space for patients in their Youth & Adolescent Mental Health Program.