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For Immediate Release

Langley, BC – The President and CEO of the New Car Dealers Association of BC (NCDA) says more than $236,000 has now been raised to support those impacted by devastating wildfires.

“The extreme wildfire activity of recent weeks has had a devastating impact on thousands of families in this province – among them, many dealership employees, family, and friends,” said Blair Qualey of the NCDA. “We have been able to raise a substantial amount of funds, but also know the need is going to be very significant, so we continue to encourage dealers and the public to support these fundraising efforts.”

Last week, the NCDA worked with the Red Cross to establish a donation portal and issued an urgent bulletin, encouraging dealers to contribute to wildfire relief. The donations will help provide shelter, basic needs, recovery assistance, and emotional support for people in the province facing this disaster.

The NCDA wishes to thank BC dealers, industry suppliers and the Canadian Auto Dealers Association (CADA) for their contributions- and is encouraging dealers from across the country to show their support for this worthwhile cause.

“Our immediate thoughts are with those who have been so drastically impacted, but we also hope that the hundreds of dedicated firefighting professionals and other emergency personnel who have been working tirelessly to protect communities, stay safe,” concluded Qualey.

About the New Car Dealers Association of BC:

The New Car Dealers Association of BC (NCDA) represents over 400 new car and truck dealers throughout British Columbia who directly employ 27,000 British Columbians and are responsible for close to $16 billion in retail sales in the province. The Association speaks on behalf of the retail automotive industry and advocates on legal, environmental, and consumer issues relating to vehicle sales in British Columbia.


Kelly Gleeson
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