These Canadian truck drivers are giving rides to hospital workers in rough winter weather
We all know how harsh winters can be and how difficult it can be to commute when your city is buried under several inches of snow. Amid all this winter chaos, here’s a heartwarming story of Canadian kindness to make your day a little brighter.
Since Vancouver Island was covered in a foot of snowfall earlier this week, almost 100 citizens have offered up their jeeps and driving services to help nurses, doctors, and healthcare workers get to the local hospital.
Many of the drivers provided free transportation to hospital workers during the harsh winter storms back in 2019—so when the weather forecast called for snow this week, the group reached out to Island Health in anticipation of shuttling the employees to work.
“[Staffers at Victoria General Hospital] have patched me up a hundred times,” volunteer driver Shelby Newcombe says. “They also delivered my little boy here, and I was also born here, so it is nice to give back to them.”
Despite how they are providing the transportation to hospital workers for free, Newcombe says that many other community members have been “donating money for gas and banana bread, which was a big hit.”