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There's a new van in town

by Amy Bunton
August 11, 2016

Community investment

​Do you have a family member that needs a ride to and from doctors appointments and is unable to drive themselves?

Hope Care Transit is an organization that offers medical appointment transportation for local residents of Hope and surrounding areas.

Hope Care Transit has recently introduced a new vehicle to their community building and life changing fleet. Now, with the only wheelchair and scooter accessible vehicle in Hope and surrounding area, the organization's 20 volunteer drivers can offer more frequent and comfortable rides to and from clients' medical appointments.

Hope Care Transit was nominated by Laurie Throness, MLA, Chilliwack-Hope, at the 2015 Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) conference, to receive a $15,000 community investment donation from FortisBC. The funds were used to help purchase the one of a kind van.

"MLA Throness has been a really big supporter of our organization and we are thrilled that he chose Care Transit to receive the donation from FortisBC," said Gord Poole, past president, Hope Care Transit. 

“The generous contribution through a FortisBC Community Investment Donation to Hope Care Transit has made a tangible difference in the lives of many elderly and disabled residents of Hope. They can now travel in comfort and safety to medical, social service and consumer appointments. Many thanks from our community to Fortis”, Laurie Throness, MLA, Chilliwack-Hope. 

FortisBC is proud of our history of service to B.C. communities and proud to support Hope Care Transit. We see giving back as an important part of our efforts to create a sustainable future for British Columbians and are happy to collaborate with an organization that focuses on the importance of community building.

Residents are able to sign up with Care Transit.