Some people collect coins. Others fill albums with postage stamps from around the world. But not Roman Bayrock (RC of Edmonton Riverview Rotary Club). He collects ambulances.
So far, he has obtained 11 of these life-saving vehicles, after they have been retired by Alberta Health Services. Once these ambulances are refurbished, they are designated for developing countries where the need for them is great.
Roman held a media event at Alberta Honda in Edmonton, which stores and refurbishes the ambulances.
“Without Alberta Honda, we would not have a space to store these ambulances and no source for parts, tires and batteries,” Roman says.
Once Alberta Honda has refurbished the remaining ambulances, they will be shipped to other developing countries. Four will go to Belize, two to Africa and two to Mexico, as part of the Highway to Mexico program organized by the Rotary Club of Grande Prairie-Swan City.
Now that is a great collaboration with the Rotary Club of Edmonton, doing something really awesome!