July 19, 2020
2020 has been a turbulent year for everyone and we here with the
Road To Hope Community Support Foundation are no exception.
2020 has created the perfect storm, the development of COVID 19 and the collapse of Alberta’s economy has left Road To Hope in an unfamiliar and unsecure state, forcing the cancellation of all of our fundraising events.
For those who may not know: Road To Hope is a non-profit organization that relies heavily on fundraising events and charitable donations. In 2019 alone such funding covered our Volunteer Drivers travelling over 172, 000 kilometers to get our clients to their Cancer related appointments. 2020 has impacted us immensely in the funding department.
With such drastic losses we have been forced to make hard decisions, not unlike hundreds of other Albertan organizations, and abolish the one and only paid position we had.
Our dedicated Volunteer Board continue to explore all avenues of funding, fundraising, and grant opportunities. While we are temporarily unable to transport clients, rest assure that our Board is hard at work and using this shut down due to COVID 19 to revamp our organization to enable us to do business more efficiently and sustainably; so that when it is safe to do so, we can better serve our clients and fulfill our mandate, which is ‘Providing transportation services to cancer patients to and from their appointments, who reside within the counties of Athabasca and Lac La Biche’.
Our phone is still being answered and will continue to be by one of our unpaid Volunteer Directors. When we are back in full operation they will be assisting clients with their Cancer related transportation needs.
We would like to extend a huge thank you to our dedicated drivers. Your passion and focus on helping others is extraordinary, and we thank you for standing with us in these challenging days.
We would also like to thank our sponsors, and endless list of generous souls who over the past years have graciously donated their hard-earned money to our organization.
Last but not least we thank our past, present and future clients for believing and trusting in us, we are humbled to be with you on your journey.
COVID 19 and economics are unpredictable but we believe we can maneuver, survive, and thrive in these challenging times.
Cancer will not wait; we will be stronger and we will be ready.
Sincerely Road To Hope Community Support Foundation
The Road to Hope Community Support Foundation is a non-profit organization
that provides transportation and support to those who are undergoing cancer medical treatment outside of their communities.
1. Operate a transportation service for people requiring cancer medical treatment outside their communities, and who reside within the counties of Athabasca and Lac La Biche (and all other communities within this area).
2. Fundraise to support the transportation services of Road to Hope.
Road to Hope was established in December 2008. It is a non-profit society registered under the Alberta Societies Act and is administered by volunteer directors. It is also registered under the Canadian Income Tax Act as a charitable organization. Alberta Pacific Forest Industries Inc initiated the foundation as their signature charity.