National Volunteer Week: Auxiliary has supported Chilliwack hospital for more than 110 years
For decades, a group of volunteers has supported the Chilliwack General Hospital by raising money to buy medical equipment.
But back in 1911, when the Chilliwack Hospital Auxiliary first started up, they were raising funds to buy something else – the hospital itself. Chilliwack’s first hospital officially opened, debt-free, on Feb. 28, 1912 thanks to the auxiliary and other people and organizations that helped raise money.
As National Volunteer Week approaches (April 24 to 30) auxiliary members are putting the call out for others to join them so they can continue to support the hospital.