Slave Lake Relief Effort Gets Support from Patron West Donation Campaign

July 11, 2011 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
Edmonton, Alberta – July 11, 2011 – Patron West, a Canadian equipment leasing and financing company, would like to announce today its appreciation to all those who supported Patron West's donation campaign for the Slave Lake relief effort during the month of June.

This past May one-third of Slave Lake was consumed by wildfires that quickly spread through the southeastern part of this Albertan town. Residents of Slave Lake were evacuated from the town as the fires spread, forcing many individuals to abandon their homes and businesses. In addition to the destruction of homes and businesses, important infrastructure buildings, such as the library and city hall, were severely damaged.

The family of employees at Patron West watched in horror, with the rest of Alberta, as the fires ravaged the town leaving many without homes or livelihoods. It was then that Patron West decided they would donate $100 from every financing contract signed in June to the Red Cross Slave Lake Relief Fund.

"Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims of the Slave Lake wildfires who have been through so much over the past few months. As a financing provider to many Slave Lake businesses and a member of the Albertan business community, we wanted to do what we could to help the people of Slave Lake." – Ryan Risling, Patron West President.

In an article released on June 28th, the Edmonton Journal printed a letter of appreciation that the people of Slave Lake wrote to everyone who helped bring them home again. In this letter, the victims of the fire thank the emergency crews, businesses and members of the Alberta community who gave selflessly to support the relief effort:

"The efforts and support of so many came from near and far to fight the fire, to protect our town, to provide us with donations and to shelter the displaced people of our community…We want you to know that there are not enough words to express how thankful and blessed we are that you have been there and continue to be there during the fire and our return home."

Patron West would like to thank all who donated to the June donations campaign supporting the Slave Lake relief effort. We are proud to have been able to support our community during this terrible crisis.

About Patron West

Patron West is an equipment finance and lease broker that has been helps small and medium-sized businesses across Canada meet their equipment financing needs. Patron West is dedicated to understanding the needs of every one of our clients and works to ensure that the financing program selected is best suited to the individual business. Patron West specializes in financing manufacturing equipment, office equipment, construction equipment and commercial vehicle leasing. Learn more about our hassle-free approach to financing by visiting the website or contacting us directly.