Permanent Solution Needed - The more than 2,100 guest visits to the Emergency Weather Shelter this past winter demonstrate the urgent need for a permanent 24/7 shelter on the Peninsula. We're committed to local advocacy so that those experiencing homelessness can have a home and support. Please contact Kathy Booth at email@example.com if you would like to join us!
THANK YOU!! The Extreme Weather Shelter was open 112 nights and hosted over 2100 guest visits at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church from October until March 31st this year. Many faithful and dedicated volunteers including Donna Roy, Pat Young, Pat and Linnette Heslop, Cheryl Lightowlers and other volunteers coordinated food, clothing and supported the operation of the Shelter. We are very grateful to Options Community Services, Mt.Olive and donors in the congregation and throughout the community who contributed clothing, made financial donations and prayed for the guests.
There is an urgent need for a permanent 24/7 Shelter site on the Peninsula and we are committed to local advocacy so those experiencing homelessness can have a home and support.
Please contact Kathy Booth at (604)535-0723/ firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to join us!
Years in the making, the City of White Rock has finally approved a temporary DEWS for the 6 weeks left of winter. The $160,000 operating cost, with the trailer, furniture and staff, will be funded equally by Surrey and White Rock.
The modular office trailer has been installed in Centennial Park adjacent to the baseball field, complete with washroom facilities alongside.
(Kathy- 604-535-0723; Cheryl- 604-538-7366)