Creekside Community Church have partnered once again with the Burnaby Task Force On Homelessness, to help address some of the urgent needs facing Burnaby residents who are ill-equipped to deal with the onset of winter, due to issues of poverty and homelessness.
“There are far too many Burnaby citizens who are living in extreme poverty, who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness. Faith Communities wishing to assist vulnerable people during the winter season need look no further than our own neighbors,” said Wanda Mulholland of the Burnaby Task Force On Homelessness.
“We have a long legacy in Burnaby of Faith Communities coming forward to assist vulnerable Burnaby citizens in so many practical ways,” stated Mulholland. “From providing food, blankets, sleeping bags and tarps, to collecting clothing or hotel toiletries for the Progressive Housing Society Homeless Outreach Program and the Extreme Weather Shelter operated by Lookout Society, the Faith Community have been there. Without their support these programs would not be able to provide effective assistance.”
Pastor Colin Griffiths shared this: “We have [received] significantly more than last year. I would guess around 60 bags of clothes, three large boxes of toiletries, and two boxes of food. We also got some cash donations. We almost filled the Progressive Housing van.”
Contributed by: Charles Ed II Aguilar, Communications Director, British Columbia Conference