Every week or so some lazy sods decide that rather than drive their dirty mattresses and broken furniture or useless appliances out to the dump they’ll just wheel them over to the Hospital Auxiliary’s Thrift Shop.
They might even try to convince themselves that they’re doing the senior citizens who operate the shop a favour. They can sell it, can’t they?
Well, if you fit that bill give your head a shake. They are not interested in broken, dirty junk. And every time you leave your ‘stuff’ on the premises the Hospital Auxiliary has to pay to have it removed to the dump.
Ultimately, it’s not cheap.
“Items that are dirty, torn, musty, broken, chipped, etcetera, cannot be sold or recycled,” one Auxiliary member told The Current. “Our dumping costs are in excess of $9,000 per year — that’s money that could be going straight into the community.”
If you think the society’s contributions to Revelstoke are negligible think again! Here’s a list of their contributions during 2014:
|Community Connections Food Bank||$12,000|
|Canadian Cancer Society||$2,156.54|
|Habitat for Humanity||$74.75|
|Cancer Support Group||$75|
|Equipment Purchased 2014|
|Revelstoke Highway Rescue Services||$6,727.02|
|Mount Cartier Court||$836.99|
|Queen Victoria Hospital||$207,547.79|
Look at that total. Darn near a quarter of a million dollars raised to support important community services. Imagine what that extra $9,000 could have done… if it hadn’t been spent hauling away the trash dumped at the Thrift Store by thoughtless, lazy people.
Please click here for more information about the Auxiliary and the Thrift Store, including its opening times.
An introductory Pain Management Workshop that was held at the public library on Tuesday, May 19, was very well-received by the public with many attendees eager to see the establishment of an extended workshop.
“The desire is very strong to set up a six-week workshop and Interior Health will provide these sessions for free as long as they get at least 10 people to call them (1-866-902-3767) with a commitment to register,” Community Librarian Kendra Runnalls said in an e-mail to The Current.
Twenty of the 29 people who attended the workshop led by Linda Wooster; a facilitator with the University of Victoria’s Centre for Aging, indicated they would be interested in attending the full six-week program, she said.
For more information about the pain management program please go to http://www.selfmanagementbc.ca/