Honour House Society receives 10K donation from Delta Firefighters Charitable Society
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Feb. 2, 2024, British Columbia – The Honour House Society in British Columbia received a $10,000 donation from the Delta Firefighters Charitable Society.
The donation was made as part of the December Days of Giving campaign held annually by the Delta firefighters.
“It was a big surprise for us, and we were very grateful. For every dollar we get we stretch it to about $1.52 because we’re 100 per cent volunteer driven,” said Honour House Society President Allan De Genova. “What Delta Firefighters Charitable Society has done is going to make huge differences for us this coming year.”
Some of the funds will go towards refurbishing the building but most of it will be used at Honour Ranch, where the society’s equine program is held.
“We’ve focused the past few years on giving back directly to members of our local community, and when Honour House was proposed by one of our own members, we felt it was important to give something back to our own first responders community,” said Delta Charitable President Daryl McMillan. “We should be doing everything we can to support our brothers and sisters in their time of need.”
De Genova said he was blown away by the generosity from the department.
“For something like this to come from our men and women who serve, every dollar they raise takes a lot of work…they always want to give back. It’s amazing, I just don’t know how they constantly can manage it. But I have to say, who really shined this year, who went above and beyond was Delta Firefighters Charitable Society.”
Honour House is a home away from home for emergency services personnel (both active and retired) including firefighters, police officers, paramedics, search and rescue, emergency dispatchers, coast and border guards, corrections and conservation officers, sheriffs, members of the Canadian Armed Forces, veterans and their families to stay free of charge while they receive medical care and treatment in the Metro Vancouver area.
The house recently hit it’s 14,000th night stay. Members and their families from all over the province, and in some cases across the country, stay from three days to about 20 days on average. Some members have even stayed for almost 300 days for severe transplants, accidents, trauma, or palliative care. De Genova said the house is open all year round and is available to members for as long as they need.
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