In late July, the Metro Vancouver area was hit by a sustained heat wave, and the Environment Canada has issued an Extreme Heat Alert indicating the highest daytime temperature could reach 40oC in British Columbia. Many municipalities and rescue organizations across low mainland have opened up cooling centers to provide cool refuges for vulnerable people to escape from the extreme summer heat.
When the temperature skyrocketed on the streets in the afternoon, and pedestrians are seeking seek shelter and shade from the heat wave, Lotus Light Charity Society has launched an Extreme Heat Emergency Response project to distribute water and snacks to help vulnerable DTES residents stay cool. In the afternoon from July 28 to 30, Lotus Light volunteers went out to the streets three days in a row, distributed canned water, fruits and snacks to pedestrians with caring hearts, told them to keep themselves cool during the hot weather. Volunteers also delivered canned water to Osborn Shelter and Crab Pack residents with the weekly free meals.
Pedestrians who received water and snacks praised Lotus Light’s acts of care and kindness, and raised their thumbs and said, “Thank you so much, the food and water are wonderful!”
Lotus Light Charity Society relies on the generosity and support of corporate and individual sponsors to provide monetary and in-kind donations to support our various programs and initiatives that help those in need in our community. We would like to thank all the sponsors and volunteers for their selfless dedication to help people in need. “Through caring and learning, we help to build a better tomorrow”. Lotus Light Charity Society website: www.vllcs.org, Tel: 604-685-5548 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Lotus Light Charity Society is a registered charity in Canada Charity Registration: BN 14110-4893-RR0001.