The Bridge Youth & Family Services is excited to announce that they have received $35,000 from The Rotary Club of Kelowna. The Rotary Club of Kelowna was founded in 1928 and has a long and proud history of community and international service in Kelowna. They are dedicated to improving lives, building relationships, and creating a better world.
This funding will be added to other contributions to purchase one of three vehicles that will primarily support The Bridge’s Recovery & Addictions Services. As their services continue to expand, the need for reliable transportation for participants has become apparent. The procurement of these vehicles will aid in day-to-day transportation of meals to sites, participants to appointments and group outings for their treatment programs. Additionally, beginning in June of 2022, The Bridge was able to provide transportation services up and down the Valley for participants accessing their Adult Withdrawal Management (detox) services.
According to the Rotary Club of Kelowna's Donations Committee Chair, Sheldon Paulger, "using funds from the success of our annual FortisBC Rotary Pro-Am Golf Tournament, the Rotary Club of Kelowna is pleased to support The Bridge in securing a passenger van for their programming."
President Bill Redmond adds, "Rotarians are people of action, doing good throughout the world. It is sad that we need a treatment center for youth in our community, but the reality is that we do. Dedicated transportation will promote participation in all aspects of the participants recovery, increase engagement, and improve health outcomes and overall success."
The Bridge Youth & Family Services is thankful to The Rotary Club of Kelowna for their ongoing commitment to supporting their programs and services. “The Rotary Club of Kelowna is directly impacting the community with their service and this contribution. This funding creates opportunity for increased connection and support for our program participants and will be instrumental in helping people access the services that they need,” says John Yarschenko, Executive Director of The Bridge Youth & Family Services.
Using funds made possible from the success of their FortisBC Rotary Pro-Am Golf Tournament, the Rotary Club of Kelowna presents The Bridge with a cheque for $35,000 towards the purchase of a passenger van. (Left to Right) President Bill Redmond; John Yarschenko, Executive Director of The Bridge Youth & Family Services; Kelly Paley, Director of Community Engagement at The Bridge; Past President Lenetta Parry; and Sheldon Paulger, Chair of the Rotary Club of Kelowna's Donations Committee.