Ontario Construction News staff writer
PCL Construction and Marco Group Limited have donated $11,000 to support victims of Hurricane Fiona in Newfoundland and Labrador.
The firms have joined forces as the PCL-Marco Joint Venture team building the Corner Brook Acute Care Hospital in the province. The September hurricane was one of the worst storms to ever hit the region and in response to the widespread damage the JV organized a fundraising campaign throughout the month of October, according to a news release.
In September 2022, Atlantic Canada was hit by one of the worst storms to hit the region, with record-breaking winds and devastating effects. To provide relief to the local community, the PCL-Marco Joint Venture team building the Corner Brook Acute Care Hospital organized a successful fundraising campaign throughout the month of October. The fundraiser included a raffle prize draw and direct donations to the cause, raising over $11,000 dollars.
“The Corner Brook Acute Care Hospital team has experienced firsthand the sense of community Newfoundland and Labrador shares, especially in times of need. Hearing how this hurricane impacted our local trade partners and their families hit close to home. It was important for us to find a way to support the people who have welcomed us and work alongside us every day,” said Jenn Sutherland, PCL-Marco superintendent.
Embracing the team spirit, community partners and local businesses provided their support by donating several prizes to the draw including a new barbeque, a Yeti cooler and custom firepit. Thank you to the companies that donated: Kent Building Supplies, Rugged Edge, Stan Dawe, Western Steel, Humber Valley Resort Golf Course, Western Lock, Fastenal, Battlefield, B’ye the Bay Cleaners, Wayward Spruce, McLoughlin’s, and Graybar.
The raffle raised a total of $6,000 in just a few weeks. The remaining funds were contributed through direct donations to the Red Cross and the Atlantic Edge Credit Union in Port aux Basques.
“A fundraiser was a great way to show support from the project and have the workforce, project team and trade partners engaged and excited to participate,” said Charles Gunning, PCL-Marco construction manager. “We are driven by the purpose of building a better future together and we are proud to show our local love to the communities in which we live, work and play.”
The hospital project is targeted to achieve substantial completion late Fall 2023.