Donate your vehicle to the Kidney Car Program
Make the roads safer, the environment healthier and life better for those with Kidney Disease: Donate your vehicle to the Kidney Car Program
Burnaby, B.C. / May 30, 2012 – Recycling your old vehicle by donating it to the Kidney Car Program is the perfect way to participate in Canadian Environment Week running from June 3-9, 2012.
The Kidney Car Program is part of a unique series of “recycle for life” programs developed by The Kidney Foundation of Canada that benefit the environment, vehicle owners and people affected by kidney disease.
How does the Kidney Car program work? The program accepts trucks, motorcycles, trailers, ATVs or even farm equipment. Donors receive a free vehicle tow and a tax receipt.
“Removing unsafe vehicles from our roads through the Kidney Car Program is an environmentally sound way to make our roads safer,” stated Allan Lamb, President and COO of the BCAA Road Safety Foundation upon announcing the Foundation’s partnership with The Kidney Foundation of Canada in this program.
With BCAA Road Safety Foundation’s involvement and BCAA’s network of towing contractors, the Kidney Car Program is being extended province wide. The BCAA Road Safety Foundation receives fifty per cent of the proceeds from each vehicle donated by BCAA members.
“Kidney disease is a major cause of death in Canada and an estimated 240,000 British Columbians either suffer from or are at risk for this devastating disease,” commented Lorraine Gerard, Executive Director of The Kidney Foundation, BC Branch. “We are thrilled to have BCAA Road Safety Foundation partner with us in our fight to make life better for those with kidney disease.”
Since 1995, the Kidney Car Program has recycled almost 25,000 vehicles. For each car donated, tires and car parts are recycled and 40 litres of fluids per average car are saved from leaking into our backyards.
Canadian Environment Week is an opportunity to get that unsafe smoke blowing clunker off the road and help turn unwanted vehicles into life saving machines.
To donate your vehicle call 1-888-538-1057 or donate on-line at www.kidney.bc.ca. BCAA members should mention their membership at time of booking.
# # #
About the Kidney Foundation of Canada
The Kidney Foundation of Canada, BC Branch, is a non-profit grassroots volunteer-based organization that helps improve the lives of all people affected by kidney disease. Funds raised provide education and support; increase public awareness of kidney health and organ donation as well ongoing research that provides improved treatment options.
About BCAA Road Safety Foundation
The BCAA Road Safety Foundation is a non-profit registered charity working with families, communities and business partners to reduce the number and severity of traffic crashes and injuries in B.C. For more information visit www.BCAARoadSafety.com or call 604-298-5107.
- 30 -
For information contact:
The Kidney Foundation
Tel: 604-736-9775 ext 230
BCAA Road Safety Foundation