Maple Ridge enterprise shovels driveways for 4-12 months-previous cancer target

The 1st key snowfall of the season could possibly have introduced a ton of chaos, particularly on the roadways, but for one Maple Ridge spouse and children, it also introduced a bit of hope as they received much more than $6,000 in donations.

Practically two weeks back, the neighborhood dropped a 4-calendar year-outdated lady named Savanna Gervais to cancer, which prompted a regional business to choose it upon themselves to shovel driveways for donations to Gervais’ household.

Whonnock Roofing & Gutters sent out 14 of their crew users, who ended up in a position to shovel nearly 30 driveways in the group.

“Many of our employees desired to donate their very own time toward the donation. Some fellas donated an hour when some others tried to donate their full day’s spend toward the final tally,” said Clay Gagnon, who co-owns Whonnock Roofing with his brother Abraham Gagnon.

“The personnel that my brother and I have in this field have enormous hearts. They really care about the community they stay in.”

Just after some back again-breaking work clearing the 15 centimetres of snow that Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows received on Nov. 29-30, the Whonnock Roofing workforce was equipped to collect $1,815 in donations. Having said that, the organization also pledged to match donations up to $5,000.

“My brother and I decided to give the complete $5,000 and this integrated some hrs that we permitted our staff to donate back again to the business,” claimed Gagnon. “The whole total that we had been able to elevate for Savanna’s relatives was $6,835.”

Gagnon defined that this fundraising work was further personalized for him and the firm.

“We have recognized the Gervais/MacDonald household for a extensive time as Savanna’s uncle Dave MacDonald worked right here at Whonnock Roofing from 1998 to 2014, so there is a bit of an more unique connection with some of our prolonged-phrase employees there as very well. The revenue doesn’t change back time, but we are hoping that this will convey alongside some money relief through these trying situations, especially as they all enter the holiday time and over and above.”

The Gagnon loved ones has also experienced their have run-in with most cancers in the past, which made all of this even extra significant to them.

“We misplaced our possess brother Alexander Gagnon to cancer again on May possibly 30th of this calendar year,” Gagnon described. “He was 55 many years old. He was my more mature brother and 1 of my ideal close friends. We noticed each and every other every working day as he would fairly generally arrive to operate with me. I skip him dearly.”

“However, that does not evaluate to shedding just one of your small children, and for that, we are genuinely and deeply sorry to Krista, Norman, Riley, and the rest of their wonderful family members for the decline of this minimal angel. All of the fellas at Whonnock Roofing specific their deepest condolences to the relatives.”

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