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Feb7FriCommunity Venture program supports adults with disabilities by giving them opportunities to work and participate in the community. February 7, 2014
The Salvation Army's Community Venture program in Winnipeg will be better able to serve its clients, thanks to a generous donation that has enabled the Army to purchase a new vehicle.
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The Community Venture program supports adults living with disabilities by providing them with opportunities to work and participate in the community.
“Transportation is a critical element in providing our clients volunteering opportunities, community service functions and recreational activities,” explains Kim Park, executive director of the program. “Our clients participate in meals on wheels programs, shopping for seniors programs, volunteering at Salvation Army thrift stores and countless other opportunities that build self-esteem and community spirit throughout Winnipeg.”
Due to extensive usage, the program's previous vehicle was no longer fit for service, prompting Bonnie and John Buhler to offer their support.
“The van is so desperately needed,” states Bonnie Buhler, “and The Salvation Army has a proven record of good stewardship. We were honoured to be a part of this Salvation Army project.”
The Buhlers donated $37,816, making it possible for the program to purchase and convert a new Dodge Caravan.