Abbotsford’s Coast Hotel and Suites has been offering a discounted rate for health care workers to stay. Envision Financial recently made 60 of those days free for workers. (Submitted)

Envision Financial, Coast Abbotsford team up for health care workers

Pair of organizations partner to provide free and discounted rooms for local workers during COVID-19

Abbotsford health care workers have another option for a place to rest during the COVID-19 pandemic thanks to Coast Abbotsford Hotel and Suites and Envision Financial.

Coast Abbotsford Hotel and Suites, located at 2020 Sumas Way, has been providing frontline workers a reduced room rate of $59 per night. Envision Financial, a division of First West Credit Union, initiated a partnership with the local hotel to offer 60 of these single-night stays free of charge.

“When Dave Lanphear, president at Envision Financial, contacted us with his idea of assisting our frontline workers, we were eager to do our part,” stated Andy Martens, proprietor at Coast Abbotsford Hotel and Suites in a press release. “We dedicated a floor to the nurses, doctors and paramedics who needed to keep their families safe. We made their stay as comfortable as possible, which included providing them a bagged continental-style breakfast that they could take with them to work.”

There are no pre-qualifications for health-care workers looking to take advantage of this reduced room rate—these individuals who are in-need of alternate housing are welcome, and there is no limit to how long they can stay. The 60 single-night stays provided by Envision Financial were offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has been hard on everyone, and our health-care professionals are among those experiencing the biggest impact,” stated Dave Lanphear, president at Envision Financial. “After hearing about health-care workers not wanting to jeopardize their family’s health by returning home after a shift, we were quick to partner with Andy and his team at Coast Abbotsford Hotel and Suites to ease the financial burden associated with finding an alternative place to stay.”

Abbotsford health-care workers who would like to take advantage of the reduced room rate can contact Coast Abbotsford Hotel and Suites at 604-853-1880.

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