Myers Kemptville presented the Kemptville District Hospital (KDH) Foundation with a cheque for $1,810 on June 18 to help the hospital buy new equipment. The company raised the money throughout the months on February and March by reserving $10 from every vehicle health check service for the hospital. General Manager, Bob McVeigh, says it was important for them to support the hospital in this time of need.
Mary Boucher of the KDH Foundation pointed out that Myers Kemptville
has been supporting the hospital ever since they opened in the community. They have sponsored every golf tournament the Foundation has held by donating auction items and the chance to win a car. Bob often encourages other community partners to support the hospital, which led to Cascades running a recycling event on Myers Kemptville’s property, with all the money raised going to the hospital. Myers Kemptville also holds community BBQs every summer in support of the Foundation.
Mary estimates that the dealership has donated over $10,000 in total. “Myers is a true community partner and has been very generous to the KDH Foundation over the years.”
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Myers has been particularly supportive of the hospital. They offered free oil changes to all front-line staff and also facilitated the delivery of a free lunch to the hospital every Wednesday in May. “We try and support them,” Bob says. “They are a great asset to our community.”
The KDH Foundation uses all money raised to buy much needed technology and equipment for the hospital. Mary says that now
more than ever the hospital is depending on the Foundation to fund state of the art medical, diagnostic and surgical equipment. “As we enter a new decade, technology is the greatest tool to accurately diagnose and effectively treat the thousands of patients who pass through the doors at Kemptville District Hospital. Without the support of the community, and corporate sponsors like Myers Kemptville, the Foundation would not be able to provide these patients with the level of care that is only possible with the latest technology.”