Sally Ann Volunteers Come Together to Feed Wildfire Evacuees
Bill Glasgow, business manager with the Prince George Salvation Army, describes how many wildfire evacuees are being fed daily and the effort that’s gone into it – video 250News
Prince George, B.C. – Media were given an inside look at the massive effort that’s gone into feeding evacuees displaced by Cariboo wildfires at the College of New Caledonia today.
Spearheaded by the Prince George Salvation Army, business manager Bill Glasgow took reporters on a tour while estimating volunteers are serving up around 1,200 meals daily inside CNC’s kitchen.
He says an army of around 50 volunteers have been busy preparing breakfast, lunch and dinner in shifts from 6 a.m. until 9 or 10 at night.
“I don’t have any exact stats on the amount of food we’re serving but I’ve been ordering more food every 20 minutes to a half hour,” said Glasgow. “It’s been hectic but I’ve been blessed with the number of volunteers we have here.”
He added it’s been a privilege to help those in need and heartwarming to see so many volunteers come together.
“It’s the most heart-warming experience I’ve ever been through. At Christmas time when we do the kettles it feels great to see all those volunteers come out and help but this takes things to another level,” said Glasgow.
“It makes me so proud of Prince George. I came here 12 years ago for two years and now you’d never get me to leave. People here are so fantastic.”