Volunteer Medical Transportation Program gets much needed funds!

Jean Pedersen

The Volunteer Medical Transportation Program, coordinated through the Revelstoke Senior Citizens’ Association, has received a much needed boost to its contingency fund for fuel expenses in the last few weeks.

This community-based program, which provides transportation for out-of-town medical appointments to individuals in our community, compensates its volunteer drivers for fuel expenses and a meal while away from home.

The program has seen an unexpected increase in use and its contingency fund was quickly depleting.  In typical Revelstoke fashion, local service clubs and other non-profit organizations have stepped forward to help out and ensure that everyone in our community is able to meet their medical needs.

The Revelstoke Senior Citizens’ Association wishes to sincerely thank the following organizations for their generosity and continued support:

  • The Revelstoke Lions Club;
  • The Knights of Pythias, Gold Range Lodge #26;
  • The Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter 15;
  • The Moberly Park Manor Foundation;
  • The Royal Canadian Legion; and
  • The Revelstoke Hospital Auxiliary Society.

These organizations and their members continue to contribute to our community, making it a better place to live and showing that community spirit and giving are alive and well here in Revelstoke.  Heartfelt thanks to everyone who has contributed to our Volunteer Medical Transportation Program and to the volunteers, all of whom have helped to make it a success.

Here are photos of the cheque presentations to the Senior Citizens’ Association by some of these outstanding community-minded organizations:

Una McInnes and Rose Lund, on behalf of the Revelstoke Lions Club present Jean Pedersen, Volunteer Coordinator at the Revelstoke Seniors Center, with a cheque for $100 for the Volunteer Medical Transporation Program contingency fund. Photo courtesy of the Revelstoke Senior Citizens’ Association
The Revelstoke Hospital Auxiliary’s Kathie Mackey, President, Cheryl Fry, 2nd Vice President and Jo Hawker, Treasurer,  present Ruth Boettger with a cheque for $500. Ruth gratefully accepts this generous donation which will go a long way towards helping people in need from our community to meet their out of town medical appointments. Photo courtesy of the Revelstoke Senior Citizens’ Association
Ruth Boettger, President of the Revelstoke Senior Citizens’ Association gratefully accepts a $200 cheque from Bill Straga (left), a Knights of Pythias 54-year member, Kevin Coulter, the Knights’ PGC, and Milt Tisdale, the Knights’  Grand Rep. These funds will be used to provide fuel expenses for the volunteer drivers with the community based Volunteer Medical Transportation Program. Photo courtesy of the Revelstoke Senior Citizens’ Association