Local businesses partner for ‘crushing’ fundraiser

Two Peterborough, Ont. businesses have partnered to raise money by crushing metal. Greg Davis / CHEX News

When it comes to raising money for charitable causes, Global Angel Charity has taken an unusual approach. The Peterborough not-for-profit has partnered with Nurse Scrap Metal for an event called Crushing for a Cause.

The scrapper will accept donations of metal and, in return, turn over cash to Global Angel Charity, which helps with medical transportation for people who are outside Canada when they fall ill.

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Two Peterborough, Ont. businesses have partnered to raise money by crushing metal. Greg Davis / CHEX News

On July 21, the Global Angel Charity and Nurse Scrap Metal promoted the event by crushing an ambulance.

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The fundraiser began on June 19 and continues through August 26.

Donors can call to have their items picked up: (705) 740-2645. Nurse Scrap Metal is located at 678 Erskine Avenue in Peterborough, Ont.

The following items are accepted:

  • A/C Units, heaters, humidifiers, dehumidifiers, etc.
  • All vehicles and parts – Rads, rims, cats, etc. All computers, gaming devices, wires, and accessories.
  • All electronics – TV’s, DVD/VHS players, printers, cable boxes, cameras, etc.
  • All makes and models of vehicles, 4-wheelers, ATVs etc.
  • Aluminum beverage cans (not crushed please), siding, windows, doors, etc.
  • Any wire – Household, extension cords, power cords, etc.
  • Anything Metal – Sinks, shelving, cabinets, hangers, candle holders, ladders, etc.
  • Anything with a motor
  • Bathroom fixtures, copper pipes, brass, etc.
  • Bicycles, scooters, BBQ’s, metal outdoor furniture, etc.
  • Car or any other batteries
  • Cellphones, house phones, fax and answering machines
  • Garage door openers, garage doors, exterior metal doors, door handles, etc.
  • Iron or metal bathtubs
  • Lawn mowers, weed eaters, snow blowers, etc.
  • Misc. household Items – Vacuums, vent ducts, Ironing boards, grates/vents, exercise equipment, etc.
  • Small and large kitchen appliances and utensils
  • Stereos, speakers, wire, etc.
  • Washers, dryers, water tanks, furnaces, etc.

Not accepted:

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  • Garbage – Household, couches, mattresses, plastic & wood etc.
  • Containers under pressure – Propane tanks, aerosol cans, etc.
  • Paint cans (unless they are empty and clean), or sealed barrels.
  • We accept but do not pay for….Steel Rims with Tires and Projection TV’S

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