Mission, BC—Profits from the Forestry Reserve have been donated to the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation to support their campaign to fund a CT scanner at Mission Memorial Hospital.
Council supported a one-time donation of $377,500 from the Forestry Reserve to support community efforts to secure better access to diagnostic imaging right here in Mission. Mayor Paul Horn made the announcement during the annual luncheon held by the Mission Regional Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, Dec. 8.
“With this contribution, the community has been able to reach the fundraising goal for the CT Scanner and other key resources,” said Mayor Paul Horn. “We want to see continued investment in local resources. By supporting groups like the Fraser Valley Healthcare Foundation and MATH, we are telling the Province and the region that we are serious about modernizing our healthcare capacity.”
The grant money will be used toward fulfilling Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation’s commitment of $1.3 million to fund a CT scanner in Mission, as well as the purchase of additional medical equipment.
“On behalf of the Board of Directors, staff, Mission All Together for Healthcare (MATH) society, and donors who have worked tirelessly to raise funds to bring a greatly needed CT scanner to Mission Memorial Hospital, I want to thank the City of Mission for a generous contribution to this campaign,” said Elizabeth Harris, Executive Director, Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation.
“The gift allows us to finalize our commitment of $1.3M and make the CT scanner a reality,” she said. “We are grateful to Mayor and Council for this early Christmas gift to the community of Mission giving them better access to highly effective diagnostic imaging that will help improve the services people count on, closer to home in the community they live in.”
Mission has managed the Tree Farm License #26 since 1958 and has regularly used profits from timber harvesting to fund local community projects. Recent projects include funding toward the Boswyk Seniors Centre, a portable mill for woodworking students at Mission Secondary School, and project costs for the Centennial Park tree lighting.
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