Diamond Delivery has embarked on sponsoring medic training and an ambulance for Liberia.
Diamond Delivery has embarked on sponsoring medic training and an ambulance for Liberia, a nation in sub-Sahara West Africa.
In partnership with the Liberian Ministry of Health and Korle-Bu Neuroscience Foundation (B.C.), an ambulance service launch is anticipated for fall 2018.
In partnership with the Kamloops Firefighters Charity Association, an ambulance was purchased in Montreal and driven across the country by Kamloops firefighter David Sakaki and Rick Diamond, owner of Diamond Delivery.
Along with the ambulance, the container will deliver medic emergency equipment necessary to protect and support critically ill patients along with hospital beds and equipment for Rennie Hospital, a rural hospital severely impacted by Ebola.
Dr. Francis Kateh, Deputy Minister of Health & Chief Medical Officer for Liberia identifies the transformation this service will have on the country.
gThe importance of an organized, centralized EMS (Emergency Medical Services) for our health care delivery system will cannot be overemphasized.
Its impact will be felt at all levels of care and will go a long way in helping us reduce mortalities and improve outcome for our pregnant women , neonates, infants and victims of road traffic accidents.h
A celebratory launch was held at the BC Legislature, attended by MLAs and stakeholders.
The ambulance is being named gPatrickh in honor of a West African engineer who inspired the critical need for an ambulance service.
BC Children's Hospital and Diamond Delivery teamed up to put on the train for the Miracle telethon weekend.
What an honour it was to be there for this wonderful event!
Over 600 hundred kids were touched with the magic of our train.
The telethon weekend raised over 20 million dollars.
Thank you to all British Colombians for the generous donations!
We have been so blessed to be invited back next year to bring more magic to the success of this great event.
Thank you from all our hearts, Diamond Delivery and BC Children's Hospital.
May 2018 - Grand Forks Flood Response
During the last month British Columbia has experienced high water levels leading to heavy flooding in the regions of Kootenay, Okanagan, and Langley. Diamond Delivery was proud to once again support our community by partnering with GlobalMedic and Proctor & Gamble Canada to help transport 240 Family Clean-Up Kits to the affected community of Grand Forks. Each Clean-Up Kit included a variety cleaning products, along with a bucket and other much needed supplies for those returning to their homes as the waters recede and the recovery begins. These kits are being distributed to those most in need, and will help the affected communities of BC get back on their feet as quickly as possible. Diamond Delivery has been a successful BC-based business for more than 40 years. We maintain a strong focus on community and family, and strive to set an example for corporate social responsibility.
Ambulance for Liberia
Diamond Delivery, in partnership with Kamloops Firefighters,
Korle Bu Neuroscience Foundation (KBNF), Liberia Ministry of
Health, Rick ’s Heart Foundation and Compassionate Resource
Warehouse, is committed to establishing a long term project
to revolutionize emergency health care in Liberia. Kamloops
Firefighters continue to source out ambulances and medical equipment
which will be shipped to Liberia with the support of Diamond
Delivery. KBNF is setting up teaching and training opportunities
in West Africa while Compassionate Resource Warehouse sorts
and arranges shipping for the vehicles and medical supplies.
Relevant news articles:
July 7, 2018
CBC News Hour (6pm News Cast and web)
CBC Video (direct link)
Global News (News Hour at 6 and web)
July 29, 2018
The Province Sunday Edition (Front Page)
Vancouver Sun (web)
September 7, 2018
The Province (print and web)
Vancouver Sun (web)
September 10, 2018
Kamloops This Week (web)
CFJC Today (Kamloops) (web)
Our first wish of the year granted
Diamond Delivery will be donating 4 wishes this year to Make a Wish. Xander is our first wish granted this year.
Thank you to all of our hard working staff at Diamond Delivery for helping us make another wish come true. Next WISH is coming in June. Stay tuned.
I just wanted to say Thank you
very much for the Charity Train at the
Burn Camp Kick off.
It was a monumental hit!!!! Your continued support is greatly appreciated.
Your company rocks. You guys are compassionate
and don't shy away from donating your service
to help Northern Light Wildlife Shelter in Smithers,
to get the much needed fruit we had collected
for them in Hope! Thanks a million!
Lydia Koot - via FB