The violence, destruction and rioting in this city are not at all representative of what Vancouver is. A lot of people are trying to set this right.
Once the embarrassing rioting has ended in Vancouver, Vancouverites show the world what Vancouver is really about by helping rebuild and clean up so it is better than it was before.
London Drugs for example started an amazing fundraising;
During the Stanley Cup riots, London Drugs on Georgia and Granville was one of the stores targeted by the rioters. Employees were still inside the store when rioters started breaking down the metal barriers out front, and then stealing items from inside.
London Drugs opened the next morning, but hundreds of dollars in merchandise was stolen, and the exact number is still being investigated.
In an effort to show their appreciation for the Vancouver Police Department, and the work they did that day, London Drugs has created ‘I Love Vancouver’ T-shirts, going on sale today, Friday, with 100 per cent of the proceeds going to the VPD.
“We created these (I Love Vancouver) shirts because we know the citizens of Vancouver feel the need to express pride in the city and there is no better cause to ensure Vancouver stays safe, than to support the Vancouver Police Foundation,” said Wynne Powell, London Drugs president and CEO.
Customers can also make a donation to the VPD at any cashier.
There are two shirts being sold, both for $19.99.
If any city can bounce back from an embarrassment like this it is Vancouver!