“I guess you could say we’re putting our money where our sales are, and sales have been better than expected for this time of the year,” notes Gilles Brisebois, president of L.A. Group and Kemptville Meadows builder. “There are builders that just build homes and then there are builders that help build communities. In our case, we have a very real commitment to supporting not just our immediate community in Kemptville Meadows, but the surrounding area as well. We are really trying to make a difference.”
Kemptville Meadows project manager Fred Heller says the decision to divide their contributions between the Mammography Campaign and the Emergency Department is an ideal fit for Kemptville Meadows that in many respects reflects the demographic of the project’s buyers. “We have a good mix of young families, empty nesters and single parent families… especially moms with kids, so to support such core services as emergency services and breast cancer screening makes a lot of sense. And the great thing is these are essential services not just for our residents, but a large percentage of the population.”
Kemptville District Hospital Foundation spokesperson chairman Dermid O’Farrell says he’s extremely pleased with the fact Kemptville Meadows is coming forward so soon, raising more than two thirds of its $24,000 commitment in a matter of weeks. “The funds raised by Kemptville Meadows will have an immediate impact on the Emergency Department, enabling us to continue to purchase critical supplies and equipment needed in order to deliver first class emergency services. And the funds that will be allocated to the Mammography Campaign will bring us one step closer to paying down the original commitment we incurred in order to build the screening facilities, so that we can continue to replace and update much equipment throughout the hospital and provide the best possible health care services for the community.”
Apart from raising funds for the Mammography Campaign, moving forward Kemptville Meadows and L.A. Group plan on embarking on an awareness program to make more women in the region aware of the fact that the hospital offers breast cancer screening services for women not only in Kemptville, but also in the southern Ottawa area, also served by KDH.
To learn more about Kemptville Meadows’ support program for the hospital, you can contact Kemptville Meadows directly at 1-613-366-2007 (tel:1-613-366-
About LA Group
Driven by the desire to build not just houses, but homes and not just developments, but thriving communities, LA Group has won numerous awards, including most recently, the City of Ottawa 2010 Infill Project of the Year for its Montmartre project.
The company has built hundreds of homes since it was established in 2000, catering to a broad cross section of prospective owners, from townhomes for first time buyers and empty nesters to luxury boutique style condos. The common thread with all of these projects is LA Group’s highly successful track record of building communities where people truly want to live.
About Kemptville District Hospital and the KDH Foundation
Kemptville District Hospital is a fully accredited healthcare facility committed to building healthier communities. KDH is distinct within the provincial health system as a model of hospital-led integrated health services. KDH operates on two sites and provides primary care management services, acute care hospital services and advanced orthopaedic care, and prides itself on being a good partner within the system. KDH consistently ranks among the top hospitals in Ontario for both patient and employee satisfaction.
The KDH Foundation raises funds on behalf of the Kemptville District Hospital. The foundation undertakes community fundraising initiatives to provide support for new medical equipment and to provide ongoing financial support required to maintain quality health care programs and services for the community.