I want to thank MLA Don McRae and his government for funding Wheels for Wellness on Vancouver Island.
The funding allows that group to have many vans, pay for gas and the insurance for the vehicles.
The service is then provided by community-spirited volunteers who give door-to-door service to people who need transportation of more than 60 kilometres to a medical appointment.
Especially since we live in a rural community this is a very needed service and it is rather nice to be able to say “Thank You” to the government.
I also want to commend executive director Don Buchner for his superb administration of the service.
While working with the SOS (Support Our Seniors) Comox Valley group in the past 10 years, I have worked with many seniors who have used this service and who wouldn’t have been able to get to medical appointments without it.
I myself have recently needed this service and, thus, know personally how lucky we are to have it.