Teams of industrious volunteers from the Montreal-Lakeshore Rotary branch and from Cummins Diesel recently came together in a joint effort to decorate and put up Christmas decorations for the residents at Sainte-Anne’s Hospital in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue.
During their visit, members of the Rotary club presented a Rotaide cheque to the Quebec Veterans’ Foundation.
The volunteer initiative was organized by Brenda Scalzo, Social Chairperson with Rotary; Audrey Daoust and Caroline Cal from Cummins; and Tania Shand, Volunteer Resources Manager at Sainte-Anne’s Hospital, in collaboration with Volunteer West Island’s Corporate/Group Volunteer Program.
“It was a real pleasure working with both of these groups and it was a very fun day”, said Ms Shand, “They helped put up not just one Christmas tree, but eight with many other decorations! They decorated the whole hospital. Two cafeterias, the chapel, the family room, the Rendez-vous, the auditorium and the Pavilion side of the hospital. It was a big task but they did it in a half a day!!! Cummins volunteers will be returning in January to put away the decorations after the holiday season.” How perfect is that?!?
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