The Mid Island Co-op is hosting its annual Fuel Good Day on Tuesday, September 19, where 10 cents from every liter of fuel purchased will be donated to the Nanaimo and District Hospital Foundation. Ian Anderson, CEO of Mid Island Co-op, explained that the co-op belongs to the community and therefore the profits generated from this charity event are reinvested into the community. Last year, the Fuel Good Day event raised more than $42,000.
Barney Ellis-Perry, CEO of the Nanaimo and District Hospital Foundation, expressed gratitude for the collaboration between the foundation and Mid Island Co-op. Funds raised will contribute to the construction of an intensive care unit at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital, which will benefit the entire Vancouver Island community.
This collaboration is particularly important as the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital is the facility to which patients are flown by helicopter, making it an important location for emergency care. Ellis-Perry emphasized that supporting communities on Vancouver Island, from Salt Spring Island to Port Hardy, is critical to the success of this new development.
Fuel Good Day not only allows Mid Island Co-op members to support a good cause, but also demonstrates the co-op’s commitment to giving back to the community. By participating in this event, members not only fuel their vehicles, but also help drive the growth of healthcare services on Vancouver Island.