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The esteemed Janet Taylor Award was presented to the Home Hardware Building Centre FSJ during the Be an Angel Gala held at the Pomeroy Hotel and Conference Centre. This coveted recognition was given by the Fort St. John Hospital Foundation in acknowledgment of the outstanding contributions made by the Home Hardware Building Centre FSJ, led by Doug and Shelley Gallinger.

The Janet Taylor Award is an annual award presented by the Fort St. John Hospital Foundation to commend and celebrate individuals, groups, or corporations who exemplify unwavering dedication to volunteerism or philanthropy. Recipients of this award are distinguished by their commitment to providing their time, expertise, or financial support to further the FSJ Hospital Foundation’s mission.

Home Hardware Building Centre FSJ has been a steadfast supporter of the FSJ Hospital Foundation since 2000. Over the years, their direct donations to various Hospital Foundation campaigns and events have totaled nearly $75,000. Particularly noteworthy is their creative ways of engagement of employees and the broader community, such as hosting the FSJ Hospital Foundation for its Have a Heart Radiothon held every June, hosting charity barbecues and running till donation drives.  They are always excited and supportive to help the FSJ Hospital Foundation, and collaborate on fundraising initiatives.

In response to receiving this prestigious honor, Shelley Gallinger, owner of Home Hardware Building Centre FSJ said, “It was with complete surprise and over the top excitement that Doug and I through Home Hardware Fort St. John received the Fort St. John Hospital Foundation Janet Taylor award. This is one of our favorite fundraising groups to support. Their continuous support for our hospital and care home has helped many patients stay close to home and has helped their comfort. It also assists staff with their care”.  She added, “We are honored to work with this amazing team and are thankful to our staff for always making them feel welcome and participating in the events”.

Kelly, a spokesperson for the Fort St. John Hospital Foundation, expressed heartfelt gratitude, saying, “We extend our sincerest thanks to Home Hardware Building Centre FSJ for their extraordinary dedication and generosity. Their unwavering support has significantly contributed to the betterment of healthcare services in our community.”