Photo: Dr. Paul Dooley, orthopedic surgeon, and Dr. Tom Cull, anaesthetist, supporting the 31st Annual Light A Bulb Campaign (VJHF)
The labour dispute at Canada Post is being blamed for a slow start to a Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation fundraiser.
The 31st annual Light A Bulb campaign has raised $44,000 since launching Nov. 7th, with a goal of $275,000.
Executive director Lisa Westermark says people can continue to mail in their donations, but they also be assured online donations are a safe and secure option as well.
“The Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation is raising funds for critical equipment at VJH. The goal of the campaign is to give VJH surgeons the equipment needed to perform more surgeries, ultimately reducing wait times and improving patient outcomes so our loved ones can get on the road to recovery much sooner,” says Westermark.
Postal workers could be back on the job by Tuesday if everything goes as planned with the federal government’s back to work legislation.
The Senate is set to begin final debate on the bill this afternoon.
Local organizations who have contributed to the Light A Bulb Campaign include: Armstrong Veterinary Clinic, Army Navy Airforce Veterans #5, Arrowhead Electric, Coldstream Women’s Institute, Kim’s Concrete Finishing Ltd., and the Royal Purple Society Vernon Lodge #123.
You can donate online at www.vjhfoundation.org by mailed to VJH Foundation, 2101–32nd Street, Vernon BC V1T 5L2 or by phone at 250-558-1362.