A Humanitarian response to the pandemic

Coquitlam, BC, June 2, 2020Phoenix Truck & Crane’s philanthropy continues to leap into action. In just a few short months, COVID-19 has grown into a global pandemic and Phoenix’s response to the current situation has once again revealed their immense propensity for goodwill.

Last week, Phoenix Truck & Crane presented cheques to three local charitable organizations, for a total of 25 thousand dollars, to assist them with their continued support of our communities.

The needs that these different organizations meet is varied; assisting local women in need and providing care for those at the end of their lives by ensuring that palliative care continues in the Tri-Cities. With the Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation, Phoenix’s support has focused on their pediatric department. This donation helps purchase a Bili-Therapy Spot Type Unit (for jaundiced babies) and a new sofa sleeper, helping to ensure the recovery of babies and comfort of their caregivers.

“I know firsthand how stressful parenthood can be as my own child was diagnosed with jaundice. So if I can help – in a small way – relieve some of that anxiety by getting a child a better treatment and allowing parents to stay next to their infant while hospitalized, then I will.”, said Bill Dick, owner and founder of Phoenix Truck & Crane.

Phoenix Truck & Crane has always believed in giving back and helping its community – which was recognized by the 2016 Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Award when Phoenix was awarded the Community Spirit Award.

The influence of Lora Covinha, the first female President & General Manager at Phoenix Truck & Crane, has also made an impact on Phoenix’s way of giving, with one of her main focuses being the Soroptimist International of the Tri-Cities.

“We understand that the impacts of this crisis are profound across our community, so we felt compelled to keep up on our philanthropic commitments. Now more than ever, charitable organizations have important work to do. They are seeing an increase in domestic violence and abuse during the pandemic, so together Bill and I decided to reach out to better understand how we could help those victims during this difficult time.” said Lora Covinha, Phoenix Truck & Crane’s President & GM.

On Tuesday May 26th 2020, the formal cheque presentations showcased the above mentioned recipients, but several other donations have been made during the past few months to worthy local charities; Eagle Ridge Hospital Foundation ($16,000), Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Katzie Seniors Network ($7000.00), SHARE Family & Community Services ($5000.00) and Access Youth Outreach Services (work in kind).

As everyone continues adapting to our new reality that is being shaped by COVID-19, Phoenix Truck & Crane remains strong and devoted to responding to local needs and believes that today’s actions will help shape tomorrow’s positive outcomes.

About Phoenix Truck & Crane:

Established in 1991, Phoenix Truck & Crane is the largest same-day delivery company in the Lower Mainland. Offering a fleet of over 150 trucks and cranes of various sizes and capabilities, Phoenix can accommodate any job 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Phoenix services a wide variety of industries all with diverse freight needs. From expedited deliveries of products within the construction industry, to providing crane services to the film industry and large sporting events.

Throughout the (almost) 30 years in business, Phoenix Truck & Crane’s commitment to providing outstanding service and maintaining a safe and healthy working environment has led to what the company is today; a reliable, professional and reputable local company, which believes in being impactful through community investment.