Businesses unite to support Care-A-Van

Peace on earth, goodwill toward others embodies the spirit of the season.

Peace on earth, goodwill toward others embodies the spirit of the season.

This season, Cumberland Ready Mix, Hot Chocolates and 98.9 JET-FM have teamed up to promote awareness of the plight of the homeless in our community and raise funds to support the Comox Bay Care Society and its Care-A-Van.

Comox Bay Care provides shelter and Care-A-Van patrols the streets offering medical and dental care for those less fortunate.  Both organizations need funds to operate so the decorated ready mix truck will be circulating in the evenings throughout the neighbourhoods of the Comox Valley bringing its lights and music to add enjoyment to the festive season.

Cumberland Ready Mix decided to do this because, in past years, people have offered the driver money and he/she has declined. This year the decision was made to raise money for charitable organizations and the homeless issue really touched everyone’s hearts.

The weather in December is probably the worst time of the year to be outdoors, and when we hear recordings such as “‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house…” it really hits home that many don’t have a house.

The Comox Bay Care Society and Care-A-Van were chosen because they have boots-on-the-ground, walking the talk. Instead of endless studies, they are actually providing housing and medical care to the most vulnerable members of society.

Hot Chocolates has provided special chocolate bars whose wrappers are printed with a picture of the lighted truck to give to donors and 98.9 Jet FM will broadcast the planned locations of the truck so residents will be aware of its location in the evening.

The truck has begun its tours of the communities, so keep an eye and an ear out for it. Sometimes the truck will be at shopping centres, otherwise it will be travelling through neighbourhoods, stopping so people can enjoy it and make a donation if they wish.

Just Posted

MusicFest weekend in the Comox Valley ‘fantastic’

With clear skies and warm temperatures bathing the crowd at the Comox… Continue reading

Riverfront proposal in Comox Valley remains on hold

Directors consider application a standard amendment

Island Health announces addition of 38 beds for seniors care in the Comox Valley

17 beds at Comox Valley hospital; 21 beds at St. Joe’s

VIDEO: North Island Hospital heliport flight testing

Island Health, in conjunction with Helijet, tested the heliports Tuesday as part… Continue reading

Campfire ban coming into effect across West Coast

The Coastal Fire Centre says bans will begin on Wednesday

Comox Valley soccer camp growing

Annual camp includes younger kids

Bob Castle’s Under the Glacier cartoon for July 19, 2018

Bob Castle’s Under the Glacier cartoon for July 19, 2018… Continue reading

One year later: Still no suspects in killing of 13-year-old B.C. girl

Marrisa Shen was killed in Burnaby’s Central Park on July 18, 2017

Cougar shot by police in Nanaimo

Shooting occurred in water at Nanaimo Yacht Club at about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday

BC Games opening ceremonies promise to be magical

Features Shane Koyczan and his band, Asani, parade of athletes, and lots more

VIDEO: Toronto Raptors send DeMar DeRozan to Spurs in colossal NBA trade

Toronto also sent Jakob Poeltl and 2019 first-round pick, gets Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green

More lightning forecast as storm sparks 38 new wildfires in B.C.

22 new fires in are burning in the Kamloops Fire Centre according to the BC Wildfire Service.

Banff’s bathroom bears returned to the park after 15 months of rehab in Ontario

Black bears, now yearlings, were sent to the Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary in Ontario last April

Most Read