A Vancouver Canucks fan poses for photos in front of an overturned pickup truck as it burns in downtown Vancouver, June 15, 2011.
Inspired by the huge numbers of Vancouverites who responded so quickly to help clean up their city following Wednesday night's riot, TD Friends of the Environment Foundation (TDFEF) is donating $15,000 to replace and repair trees that were damaged.
"We were moved by the outpouring (of civic spirit) by so many citizens, and we were inspired when we saw some footage of a guy who was trying to protect a tree (during the riots," Aurora Bonin, the organization's publicist told QMI Saturday. "We've spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on projects in and around Vancouver over the last several years, so it made sense to make this donation."
Bonin said the money will help replace planter boxes and trees that were damaged or set alight during the riot.
Since 1990, TD FEF has provided more than $54 million in funding to over 19,500 grassroots environment and wildlife projects across Canada.