Letter: Dollars are for equipment

Your donations and our hard-working volunteers means state-of-the-art equipment here at home in our hospital, writes Sharon Kenessey.

As a member of the Grand Forks Hospital Auxiliary, I have been asked on three different occasions, “Do the dollars you make go to B.C. Med,” because that is what they were informed.

As a member of the executive let me assure you that 100 per cent of the dollars raised at the thrift store go to purchasing of numerous equipment for our hospital, yours and mine.

We are a non-profit society with no paid volunteers. We are committed to raise funding for the comfort of patients, and to purchase equipment. Some of the equipment we have purchased enables some patients to receive treatment here at home. We all have family, neighbours and friends who use this equipment.

We have also donated funds to the Kootenay Boundary Hospital in Trail for specialized equipment.

We also fund four scholarships each year to students going into health care or the field of medicine.

At Christmas we fund Harvey View and Boundary Lodge to purchase goodies for their patients.

I am proud and grateful for all that we do.

Your donations and our hard-working volunteers means state-of-the-art equipment here at home in our hospital for all of us to use if necessary.

Hopefully this letter informs those who have been misinformed.

Sharon Kenessey, Grand Forks

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