Letters: Thanks to volunteers

Letters to the Editor from within the Sooke community.

On behalf of the Sooke Region Volunteer Centre (SRVC) and in response to your article “Shopping service caters to home-bound people” Feb. 25, 2015, we wish to thank Carol Harding and Judy Planes for seeing the need and taking the initiative to offer this valuable service.

Thank you also to the people at Western Foods for listening to these already community active ladies and helping make it a reality. 2013 Age Friendly Communities and CHI work recognized this provision as a gap in services.

We know that both Western Foods and Village Foods offered home delivery, though no one could offer the actual shopping.  None of the existing non-profit groups were in a position to take it on as another project.

It is wonderful that Western Foods was able to add facilitation of volunteers to provide these shopping services.

With our mandate to “support and promote volunteerism in the Sooke Region” we can support to this service as well.  Once we have the details we can add a Volunteer Opportunities listing to our website www.sookeregionresources.com, post at our office and on our FaceBook page, and tell prospective volunteers about it.

We are currently organizing the 4th Annual Volunteer & Non-Profit Fair for Saturday, April 11 from noon to 3:00 p.m. at the Sooke Family Centre and this can provide an opportunity to showcase this service to the public.

We look forward to continuing to work with community members to make this area truly a ‘Volunteer Capital in Canada.’  We are well underway with each and every step you take!

Thank you.

Marlene Barry, Sooke

 

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