The District Hospital Foundation’s Hospital Helipad Project soared in the stratosphere with the revelation that it has already raised about $300,000 of the $465,000 it needs to to build the helipad at Queen Victoria Hospital.
Project Co-Chairman Steven Hui dropped that amazing total during the official launch of the fundraising campaign in the foyer of QVH on Monday morning, November 14.
During the official campaign launch at he named some of the many people who stepped up with major donations. They include:
The Revelstoke Community Forest Corporation — $15,000;
Canadian Mountain Holidays — $7,500;
Revelstoke Mountain Resort — $10,000;
The Gorman family through Downie Timber — $25,000;
Eagle Pass Heliskiing — $5,000;
Mica Heliskiing — $5,000;
The Regent Hotel — $5,000;
The Revekstoke Hospital Auxiliary — $50,000; and
The Revelstoke Credit Union — $100,000.
In addition, an additional $1,350 have been raised through the project’s online go-fund-me page. And there have been about $40,000 in in-kind contributions. Hui declined to name those individuals or companies.
$300,000 is an awful lot of money, but the project still needs to find $165,000.