S.U.C.C.E.S.S. CEO Queenie Choo issued the following statement in response to the tour bus crash on the Coquihalla Highway, 30 kilometres south of Merritt, B.C. on August 28, which left 56 injured, five critically.
“It was very tragic to hear about the terrible bus accident that happened on the Coquihalla Highway resulted in many casualties. While medical aides were provided to the victims, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. is pleased to lend help to the victims and their families as needed. Affected individuals and/or families are welcomed to call S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Help Lines at 604-270-8233 (Cantonese/English) or 604-270-8222 (Mandarin) from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.”
Established in 1973, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. is one of the largest social service agencies in British Columbia. It is a charitable organization providing services in settlement, language training, employment, family and youth counselling, business and economic development, health care, housing and community development.