Elk Valley Hospital Foundation celebrates Volunteer Week

The Elk Valley Hospital Foundation held a Griz Days Stomp on Mar. 4, where they raised $15,000 towards a ventilator.

The Elk Valley Hospital Foundation held a Griz Days Stomp on Mar. 4, where they raised $15,000 towards a ventilator.

“It was so successful we are already planning another for next year’s event,” said Elk Valley Foundation President, Pat Moore.

Key members of this group include Aysha Haines, Secretary Treasurer; Melissa Leslie, Auction Organizer; Teri Doka and Diane Stothers.

The Elk Valley Hospice would not exist without the dedication of local volunteers.  The opening of “The Crossing” (hospice information/coffee kiosk) in the lobby of the Fernie hospital has increased the public awareness immensely.  This awareness has brought forward additional volunteers and new ones are always needed.  While some volunteers are in direct contact with clients for support during end-of-life, others support awareness and fundraising by working at “The Crossing”.  Both types of volunteers are invaluable and are the essence of our organization.

Red Cross has a group of valued volunteers that run the equipment loan cupboard.  They are set up at the hospital and are open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Candy Glover shares her craft of knitting baby hats for newborn babes born at the Elk Valley Hospital.

The Elk Valley Hospital would like to recognize their volunteers during Volunteer Week.  The Elk Valley Foundation, Elk Valley Hospice, Red Cross Loan Cupboard and Candy Glover support the Elk Valley Hospital.