Message from Scott Mitchell, Chair of the Vulcan County Health and Wellness Foundation
The primary goal of the Vulcan County Health and Wellness Foundation is to be an advocate for the Vulcan Community Health Centre (VCHC), and to look to the future with healthy outcomes for all the residents of Vulcan County.
Looking to the future, the VCHWF has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Alberta Health Services that allows us to begin our capital project – the expansion of the VCHC. Architectural drawings of the facility are being prepared for the construction of the new 800 square metre addition which will house a state of the art Medical Clinic and Wellness Center. I believe we can get shovels in the ground by early 2017, but we need your support!
The Foundation is responsible for raising $4.5 million dollars for this project. As of May 2016, we have raised approximately $750,000.00. Both the Town of Vulcan and Vulcan County are matching the funds raised by the Foundation for the expansion project. When you take into account these matching funds, we have raised approximately half of the funds we need to complete the expansion of the Health Centre. I want to thank the Town of Vulcan and Vulcan County for supporting our fundraising efforts. Once again, for every dollar you donate, the Town of Vulcan and Vulcan County will each contribute a dollar. Your donation is tripled!! I would also like to thank the many donors who have contributed generously to this project.
However, we are not finished. The Foundation must raise another $750,000 before our goal of $4.5 million is reached. Our Trustees and Staff have come up with several ideas on how you can support our community's most valuable asset – the Vulcan Community Health Centre. Please click on the "Donate Now Online" button at the top of the page or go to the section on 'Ways to Give" to see how you can help us keep the Vulcan Community Health Centre viable and sustainable well into the future.
I would invite you to review the information on our new website. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns, or if you would like to get involved with any of our fund raising initiatives.
Help Us Help Ourselves to a Healthy Future in Vulcan County!