Over the weekend with the bitter cold here in the Vancouver area, (something we do not see regularly), I found myself thinking a bit more about those who are less fortunate and do not have the simple luxuries of turning up the heat, or an extra jacket, hat and gloves, or even that roof over their head to turn up the heat in. As an emergency manager I was aware of some of the shelter programs within the city and county, but were these enough to handle the need during a cold snap like what we are currently in the middle of?
The Council for the Homeless can also be found on Facebook. They have been involved in many area bazaars recently and have been selling their Good Deeds with Beads. They will also be in the lobby of the Kiggins Theater Wednesday, November 19th during Hello Vancouver selling their bracelets.
Please join me in supporting this non-profit providing emergency shelter to those in need.Demand for services far exceeds available funding. If you are able to help support through donations or would like to learn more about how to volunteer, please contact Kevin Hiebert.