It all started with an exchange of text messages between Karina and Maryse. Having known each other for several years, they discussed the Covid-19 crisis, which affects a lot of people in need. Maryse, being in the health network, described the situation of young people in wheelchairs, who could no longer receive the repair services they needed following the closure of specialized schools.
Following this wonderful idea, the ABP Group offered to prepare, deliver and install a 10X10 tent with a flat floor, completely free of charge, in order to offer young people the possibility of obtaining the necessary repairs on their wheel chairs.
It was on a Monday morning that the magic of this family mission began. Martin Houde, co-owner, and his father, nicknamed Monsieur Houde, prepared the order in the warehouse so that everything was ready before the arrival of Stéphane Morin, also co-owner, and his family. Indeed, Antoine, Eliott and Karina (the two sons of Stéphane and his wife) had committed to be present in order to provide all the necessary assistance during the delivery and installation of the tent on the site. We cannot forget to mention the presence of Luc, a dedicated and passionate foreman from Groupe ABP, who was also going to lend a hand in the realization of this great project!jet!
After a few hamburgers on the site, the assembly began. Not being part of the usual team for this type of installation, our team of volunteers was able to install everything without worries, but it took a little longer than expected. Following the generosity, creativity and efforts of our team, this structure is now available to offer, by appointment, the services required to repair the wheelchairs of these young people, until the end of the crisis.
In short, a great collaboration between Groupe ABP and Sainte-Justine Hospital, illustrating that these two organizations are in action and united!