More volunteers needed to help raise funds for Chilliwack General Hospital

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.

Chilliwack Hospital Auxiliary volunteers Debbie Tracey (left) and Karen Houlden stand inside the Thrift Shoppe on Main Street on April 12.
The auxiliary is looking for more volunteers to help raise funds for Chilliwack General Hospital. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

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.