Fredericton, New Brunswick — The Automotive Recyclers Association of Atlantic Canada (ARAAC) recently made a donation of 1,000 N95 masks to be distributed in communities throughout Atlantic Canada.
Trevor Kingsbury from Wholesale Auto Part Warehouses coordinated the purchase of a large number of masks and then reached out to his auto recycler customers to help to distribute these much sought after PPE. While an enormous effort was put into getting these masks to front line healthcare workers during the pandemic, other opportunities to help out were identified with seniors homes, community centres and first responders.
The ARAAC Board very quickly approved securing a 1,000 mask order from Trevor and then distributed 250 to members in each of the four Atlantic Provinces. Ed MacDonald from Maritime Auto Parts who coordinated the project wanted to get the masks into local members’ hands so they could connect directly with their community resources in need.
“Auto recyclers are part of every community, and supplying these masks was our small way of helping out. It also helps to engage Members so they know they are part of a wider community–both in their own backyard but also with other recyclers through the region and across Canada,” said Ed.
Pictured above is Andrew MacDonald, ARAAC Chair and owner of Maritime Auto Parts with the masks going out to New Brunswick.