In 2016 the Delta Firefighters Charitable Society announced a four year, $100,000 commitment to help fund expansion within the Delta Hospital. This money will be donated, in its entirety, by the firefighters themselves.
In recognition of this gift, a new room in the Peter C. and Elizabeth Toigo Diagnostic Services Building will be named the ‘Delta Firefighters Radiography Room.’
This gift brings the total amount of financial support received from Delta’s firefighters over $500,000.
“With this donation to Delta Hospital, our firefighters will have invested over $2 million into our community through our fundraising endeavours and our own personal giving,” says Delta Firefighters Charitable Society Director, Ben Lewis. “As firefighters, we are helping and connecting with people in our community every day. Regardless of the type of call we respond to, we are always aware that at some point, our professional assistance ends, and the people we meet become part of a larger system of support and care, offered by services in our community. It is important to our members that these services are able to provide the best care possible. Putting this program in place to allow Delta Firefighters to donate money from their own pay cheques to the ongoing care of patients at Delta Hospital is a tremendous opportunity to serve the citizens of Delta outside of our professional duties.”