Walter Kusmin joins Safeway manager Naomi McLeod during a Muscular Dystrophy fundraiser at the grocery store last weekend.

Safeway grant helps man get around town

A grant helps a local man with Muscular Dystrophy to get around.

A Safeway Mobillity Grant is helping Port Alberni resident Walter Kusmin get around town a lot easier these days.

Walter was diagnosed with Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy, and uses an electric wheelchair to move around. The Safeway grant allowed him to purchase an accessible van.

“I now have greater independence and freedom of mobility. Thanks to the Safeway Mobility Grant, I am able to go where I want whenever I want,” Kusmin said.

“I am so grateful to Safeway for providing me this grant.”

Canada Safeway and Muscular Dystrophy Canada have partnered in  Make Muscles Move, a fundraiser now in its sixth year that has raised a total of $5,594,276 million in Western Canada.

Safeway dedicates the entire month of August to raising funds for Muscular Dystrophy. Shoppers can still donate.