Langley's Marcon Donations made a $75,000 donation to North Shore Rescue.

Langley's Marcon Donations made a $75,000 donation to North Shore Rescue.

Marcon donates $75,000 to North Shore Rescue

Contribution equals $1,000 per new condominium Langley company is building on North Shore

A local company has come up big for North Shore Rescue.

Langley’s Marcon Homes donated $75,000 to the wilderness rescue organization last week (Jan. 22).

“Our goal is to help an organization that plays a key role in ensuring the safety of those taking part in an active lifestyle in North Vancouver,” said Marco Paolella, Marcon’s president.

“We’ve sold an active lifestyle to many of our home buyers on the North Shore over the years and now it’s time to give back.”

The donations equals out to $1,000 per new condominium being built as part of Mill House, a four-storey development close to the mountains, the backyard playground for the city’s outdoor adventurists.

North Shore Rescue is trying to raise $6 million this year for the Tim Jones Legacy Fund.

“Tim Jones dedicated his life to helping others in need. He was the backbone of NSR and we want to help ensure his lifelong work continues and support the volunteers of NSR because we are so grateful for the lifesaving work they perform,” Paolella said.

Paolella is hoping other buyers, as well as developers, will be inspired by this initiative.

“This is the first time we’ve been supported by the real estate industry,” said Mike Danks, the North Shore Rescue team leader.

“It’s exciting because we hope it will encourage others to step up and to understand the value in donating to a growing and essential service organization largely dependent on public funding and volunteers.”