Viessmann Ride for Comfort raises over $40,000 for charity

Gas tanks may have been close to empty following a 2,400 km motorcycle ride around British Columbia, but thanks to the participants in the Viessmann Ride for Comfort initiative, the coffers of a deserving charity were positively overflowing.

Viessmann’s annual charity ride began in Vancouver with a goal of raising $35,000 for this year’s chosen charity, the Lookout Housing and Health Society. Once all the donations had been totted up at the end of the six-day trip in Hope, the big-hearted knights of the road had managed to blow past their original target by raising a total of $42,120.

The money will go toward Lookout’s work to provide a range of support services to adults with low or no income. It operates shelters, transitional, independent and permanent supportive housing, drop-in resource centres, outreach, and health services from 32 sites located in 11 municipalities in B.C.

The riders:
Harald Prell (Viessmann)
Andrew Orfankos (Viessmann Manufacturing Company)
Bruce Meacock (Mechanical Business Magazine)
Chris Pearson (Andrew Sheret Ltd.)
George Corning (Universal Supply/Noble)
Glen Mellis (Viessmann)
Jim Brownlow (CustomAir)
John Mork (Emco Vancouver)
Karen Slivar (Rocky Point Engineering)
Kevin Prouse (Emco Kamloops)
Lawrence Wolfe (Flashpoint Climate Solutions)
Marco Eggert (Eggert Energy)
Mirko Slivar (Rocky Point Engineering)
Mukhtiar Gill (Gill Plumbing & Heating)
Nigel Webb (Emco Burnaby)
Randy Stuart (Viessmann)
Rob Blasic (R&B Plumbing and Heating)