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A Wheelchair Van for Vesuvius House Residents

Vesuvius Home is a licensed home facility for five special needs adults. What makes this facility so unique is that these five residents; Joanne, Terry, Chris, Dom and Amy, live as a family in a comfortable wheelchair-accessible house with 24-hour staff provided by Salt Spring Island Community Services (SSICS).

Vesuvius Home is appealing for financial contributions to help purchase a much-needed new Wheelchair Van costing over $90,000 – a capital expense with no source of funding.

All five residents have complex needs with two of them in wheelchairs. A Wheelchair Van capable of taking all five residents with two wheelchairs is an essential need on Salt Spring Island, where there is no Handy Dart service.

The current wheelchair van, that was purchased used many years ago, has an increasing number of limitations making it no longer appropriate or reliable transportation for the residents. Not only is the van no longer deemed to be dependable with frequent mechanical failure, but the current van only accommodates one wheelchair at a time falling far short of the needs.

The Vesuvius Home residents are in critical need of sound transportation for medical appointments, meet with family and friends, attend church, commute to day programming and to participate in leisure and recreation activities.. Our local special needs individuals enrich the community in important and diverse ways. We are asking you to contribute to the wellbeing, lifestyle and inclusion of these community members

Actual cost is $93,853.95. Our goal for this campaign is $90,000.

More information about Salt Spring Island Community Services: A charitable organization dedicated to strengthening and supporting individuals, families and communities of Salt Spring Island and the Southern Gulf Islands of British Columbia.

Since 1975 SSICS has provided a broad range of services and supports to the communities of the Southern Gulf Islands with over 70 staff and 100 volunteers delivering 35 service programs at several locations including numerous mobile community-based workers. For more information, see


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Fundraising team (3)

Vesuvius House
Salt Spring Island, BC
Salt Spring Island Community Services
Registered nonprofit
Donations are typically tax deductible in Canada.
Annika Lund
Team member
Donna Roscoe
Team member

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