The Bridge Youth and Family Services has received $35,000 from The Rotary Club of Kelowna.
Funds will be added to other contributions to purchase one of three vehicles that will primarily support The Bridge’s Recovery and Addictions Services.
“Using funds from the success of our annual FortisBC Rotary Pro-Am Golf Tournament, the Rotary Club of Kelowna is pleased to support The Bridge in securing a passenger van for their programming,” said Sheldon Paulger, donations committee chair.
The vehicles will help in the day-to-day transportation of meals to sites, participants to appointments, and group outings for their treatment programs.
“Rotarians are people of action, doing good throughout the world, said Bill Redmond, Rotary president. “It is sad that we need a treatment centre for youth in our community, but the reality is that we do. Dedicated transportation will promote participation in all aspects of the participants’ recovery, increase engagement, and improve health outcomes and overall success.”
In June, The Bridge was able to provide transportation services up and down the valley for participants accessing their adult withdrawal management services.
“The Rotary Club of Kelowna is directly impacting the community with their service and this contribution,” said John Yarschenko, executive director, The Bridge. “This funding creates an opportunity for increased connection and support for our program participants and will be instrumental in helping people access the services that they need.”