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We have found a new definition for WOW and it is FLUOR Canada !!!!
18 Wheels of Christmas was invited by the Fluor Cares committee to be a part of their “Jeans Day for Food Event” Every employee who wants to wear jeans to work on the event day must bring a food or monetary donation for the food bank. This is the second year we were invited to this event and are absolutely amazed at the enthusiasm and generosity of these employees
At 6 am the 18 Wheels trailer pulled into the Fluor parking lot and we immediately set up. We barely had time to open the doors to the trailer when the donations started rolling in. Some were dropped off at the trailer others were dropped off in the beautiful front lobby of the Fluor building. Fluor had their cafeteria staff supply hot coffee for those of us outside (and it was cool at that time of the morning let me tell you) Coffee and donuts were available in the lobby for the donors and volunteers all morning.
It would not be a stretch to say every employee who walked into the building gave a donation. The bags of donations literally filled the main lobby area we could not bring in gaylords fast enough. By 9 AM the parking lot was full and we had amassed 1550 pounds of donated food and a whopping $3,300.00 cash.
We have to thank the FLUOR Cares committee, Chris Demler, Kelsey Hough for inviting us to be a part of this amazing event.
18 Wheels of Christmas has a wonderful secret shopper who knows how to get the most food for the dollar. Our secret shopper turned the $3300.00 into 4625 pounds of food. This amount also included a 1500 pound skid of the precious baby food. With the initial food collected on event day these few hours gave 18 Wheels of Christmas 6175 pounds of food.