Kick Off to Homelessness Action Week

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Thursday Sept 27, 2012

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Creekside Community Church Kicks Off Homelessness Action Week

BURNABY – Creekside Community Church has 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, or who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Faith Communities wishing to assist vulnerable people during the winter season need look no farther 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.”

Creekside Community Church invites any interested persons to join in a festive gathering of supplies for those in need on Saturday October 6 between 12 noon- 2:30pm at West Burnaby United Church 6050 Sussex Avenue. There will be refreshments available for people as they drop off

their donations.

The most urgent needs at this time include: warm blankets, winter coats, winter clothing, winter gloves, hotel sized toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, lotion, bars of soap, toothpaste) razors, toothbrushes, men’s underwear (small, medium, large), one zone fare savers, and tuna and crackers lunch to go packages.

For more information, people are invited to visit the Burnaby Task Force on Homelessness website at www.burnabyhomelesstaskforce.org.

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