A total of $9224 dollars was raised and 2200 pounds of food was collected during the Olds Fireman Bucket Challenge on Thursday, December 14th. Proceeds from the first annual event will benefit the Mountain View Food Bank, the Olds & District Christmas Angels Society and Chinook Arch Victim Services.
The Olds Fireman Bucket Challenge exceeded all expectations.
An original goal of $2500 and or 2000 pounds of food had been set by the OFD, but they upped their cash goal to $5000 and at the end of the day they made it to a total of $9224 dollars. Plus 2200 pounds of food had been collected.
They were raising funds for three different local charities.
Rhonda Kearns with Chinook Arch Victim Services sends out a big thank you to everyone who volunteered or donated.
Lieutenant Phillip Finlay says the Bucket Challenge fundraiser went so well they will consider doing it again next year.
Nic Nieder - one of the Olds Fire Department's new probationary members - was hoisted 80 feet in the air by the ladder truck at 9am Thursday morning and he remained up there throughout the day as part of the Bucket Challenge fundraiser.
(Carstairs Elementary School donation)
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