Staff Sergeant Buis, the District Commander for the Southeast District of the RCMP has requested help from the Faith Community. In response the Faith Community in Burnaby is rising to the challenge. The Burnaby Task Force on Homelessness has documented the rising numbers of homeless people and the need for services in Burnaby. The Task Force has assisted with the opening and operations of the Outreach Resource Centre and the Extreme Weather Response. Support from the community is needed to assist with donations of used/new clothing, personal care items, food and money. The Faith Community has generously rallied to provide two sites for an Extreme Weather Response, and a site for a weekly Outreach Resource Centre. The Faith Community also prepares bagged lunches, and donates clothing, food and money to support the ongoing operations of the weekly Outreach Resource Centre.
In a winter season which is colder than the norm, the need is critical and the Burnaby people who are without a home are extremely grateful.
There will be another meeting of the Faith Community on Wednesday February 20th at 7pm at the Southeast Community Policing Office 7191 Arcola Way 604-656-3275 behind Highgate
If you wish to give please contact Progressive Housing at 604-522-9669 ext 317. Donated clothing can be dropped off at Progressive Housing 7836 6th St, the New Southeast District Community Police Office 7191 Arcola Way 604-656-3275 behind Highgate, or the office of MLA Raj Chouhan 7879 Edmonds 604-520-2756. At this time there is a need for menâ€™s shoes and jeans, fare saver bus passes and toiletries.
A Message from the Burnaby Task Force on Homelessness