ALMONTE – Businesses in West Carleton and Mississippi Mills combined to raise enough money for the Almonte General Hospital (AGH) to purchase a much needed transport ventilator.
“Several weeks ago, three young businessmen that call Almonte home learned the Almonte General Hospital urgently needed a transport ventilator because of the pandemic,” AGH development coordinator Louise Beckinsale told West Carleton Online today (May 5). “It was all hands on deck to raise the $23,000 price tag.”
Seth Richards, President of Westview Projects, along with Cedar Nisbet and Brad Doran-Veevers quickly organized the effort by approaching several of their colleagues and suppliers.
“Once they heard the hospital didn’t have a transport ventilator, and doctors felt they needed one to keep patients safe during the pandemic, donations began to flow,” Beckinsale said.
The companies that responded so generously along with Westview Projects include KEV TEC Electric, S&R Mechanical, Site Preparation Limited, TL Mechanical, Cleland Jardine Engineering, MacEwen Fuels, and Geofirma Engineering.
“All of us are wishing everyone at the hospital an abundance of strength, patience and good health as they face the challenges caused by the pandemic,” Richards said.
“There are so many people that will breathe easier thanks to this corporate generosity,” Beckinsale said. “Thank you to all eight of these businesses, your generosity is so appreciated.”