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Rough winter made driving dangerous – so nearly 100 truck drivers gave hospital workers rides

January 22nd, 2020

The winter has been full of snowy days for commuters in Vancouver Island, Canada, making it near impossible for some to get to work. While workers in the medical field scrambled to get to work, a social media group comes to the rescue. Thanks to one Toyota 4×4 Facebook group, hospital workers have been getting free rides to work in the middle of blizzard weather.

Almost 100 drivers stepped up to make sure these people make it to their important jobs!

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This Toyota Facebook group saves the day when they produce 100 drivers to get hospital workers in Canada to work during blizzards

Canada is no stranger to snow, but how about real-life ‘snow angles’? That’s exactly what these good samaritans from Vancouver Island have been dubbed. It all started when the Toyota 4×4 Facebook group decided to put their love of big cars to great use.

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The page has thousands of big-car enthusiasts, who recently used their network to get a variety of hospital workers safely to their jobs. Doctors, nurses, and all sorts of other hospital staff at Island Health hospitals, in British Columbia, got free rides to work during the heavy snow.

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Members of the private Facebook group, contacted Island Health Hospital in anticipation for the recent snowstorm after they had shuttled workers during the last, ‘snowpocalypse’

When the 2019 winter brought with it some harsh blizzards and dangerous roads, the truck group began shuttling any hospital workers who needed a ride to work. They do so completely free of charge, not asking for anything in return.

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Some of the drivers drive all day long, taking up to 20 hospital employees to work during the extremely harsh weather. The selfless people have no problems making it through the snow with their tricked out trucks!

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“I’ve been running all the way from Sooke to San Penn and anywhere in between. By the end of today, I’ll be up to 20 myself and from all walks of life too, from doctors to housekeeping staff and everywhere in between.” Shelby Newcome, one of the volunteer drivers told CTV News

The volunteer drivers helped get over 100 workers to work on-time during the last snowstorm and plan on continuing to help

It’s nice to see the truck lovers give back, many of them have been cared for by the same workers they’re helping and some were born in the hospitals they’re helping. Either way, they’re making a huge difference and we love it!

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“These guys they’ve patched me up 100 times, they delivered my little boy here at this hospital, I was actually born here too so it’s nice to give back to them.” Said Newcombe, he went on to say: “It’s totally just free of charge, but people have been donating money for gas and banana bread like I mentioned which was a big hit.”

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The exclusive car club only allows people with Toyota 4x4s and that live on Vancouver Island, a testament to their community-oriented nature. It’s great that technology and social media gives us a way to make this possible! To see Facebook group member, Shelby Newcombe’s interview with CTV News, hit this link!

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Source: Good News Network

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