The Comox Valley Monarch Lions Club members recently presented a cheque in the amount of $2,500 to the Comox Bay Care Society to support the running of the Care-A-Van mobile health-care unit for the coming year.
The money comes from the Monarch Lion’s community/ fundraising project selling reflective address signs.
“All the money raised from this project goes directly back into our community. We are delighted to support the Care-A-Van,” says Lion April Dyck, chair of the reflective sign project.
Care-A-Van is a primary health-care outreach program at no cost to the client. The program operates out of a 27-foot mobile van with volunteer staff of qualified health professionals.
Since the start of the program in 2009, approximately 700 individuals who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness have received healthcare services aboard the van.
If they can’t find you, they can’t help you! Finding a home quickly during an emergency is no laughing matter. The Monarch Lions Club encourages homeowners to have their address visible.
The Comox Valley Monarch Lions Club serves the community by distributing grants: Vanier Student Bursary, Coal Hills BMX, the Courtenay Recreational Association, Sid Williams Theatre, Child Development Association, CV Therapeutic Riding, Boys and Girls Club, Santa’s Workshop, Senior Peer Counselling, Relay For Life, Comox Valley Hospice, St. Josephs Hospital Foundation, Glacier View Lodge, Courtenay Low Income Housing, Salvation Army, CV Community Foundation, Sonshine Lunch Club, Courtenay Museum, Food Bank, Comox Valley Search and Rescue and other donations within the community.
— Comox Valley Monarch Lions Club