J.D. Irving, Limited proudly presented a $200,000 donation to the Haut-Madawaska Medical Centre expansion. The donation will help fund additional resources for the centre including adequate space for doctors and a nurse practitioner, examination rooms, and an emergency room.
Mayor of Clair Pierre Michaud explained the need for the investment in medical care for the region. “In 2015 the yearly number of visitors for this clinic was over 17,000. With increasing demand on our health services, we must look to the future of care and improve our facilities that are currently too small to benefit medical staff and patients alike. Those who will benefit will be the people of Haut-Madawaska. Thank you to J.D. Irving, Limited for this generous contribution.”
| Pierre Michaud, Mayor of Claire, (right) accepts a $200,000 donation to the Haut-Madawaska from Alain Oulette, Director of Sales and Community Relations at J.D. Irving, Limited.
Alain Oulette, J.D. Irving, Limited Director of Sales and Community Relations expressed pride in presenting the donation to the community. “It’s a proud moment for me to present $200,000 to the Haut-Madawaska Medical Centre on behalf of J.D. Irving, Limited, home to two of our forestry products operations at Clair and Baker Brook as well as home to many of our woodlands employees.” said Ouellette. "For our employees and their families, we are pleased to support this centre.”
The mayor thanked J.D. Irving, Limited for the generosity and hopes the $200,000 donation will spark others organizations to give.