The local fundraising initiative to purchase a fully accessible van for the Meadows residents will be popping up in a hot spot tomorrow evening.
Silver Wings Access Van Inc. (SWAVI) is in its home stretch of its fundraising goal of just over $140,000, with only $11,000 to go.
Treasurer for SWAVI., Eunice Mork, said they'll be set up at Dairy King from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. accepting donations.
“It’s terribly generous of them,” she said. “I mean they bring in their own customers because of their product and then they're willing to share that with us. That's very generous.”
The committee has been spreading the word as much as possible for months, even appearing before the city council in May.
An accessible van will significantly impact the lives of the seniors residing at the Meadows; while the city bus is an excellent option, some residents use wheelchairs that are too wide to fit, and therefore are unable to join in on community outings.
“We're so proud to be a part of the Swift Current community,” said Mork. “What we needed to do and what we succeed in doing with everyone's help is to get the word out of why we need to have a committee to buy a van for the Meadows. It isn't in the mandate of the SHA to purchase the van, which is fine. We just need to do it ourselves.”
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