Covid-19 Community Caring Drive Press Release

Lotus Light Prepares to Restart with Expanded Services to Help Those in Need

Press Release May 27, 2021

Lotus Light Prepares to Restart with Expanded Services to Help Those in Need

As Covid-19 cases decline and vaccination rates increase, the British Columbian Government has announced a four-step restart plan to transition society back to normal life by September. Simultaneously, the BC government plans to end the Emergency Health Restrictions that have been in place over the past year.

The Provincial Health Officer (PHO) recommends communities to continue taking precautions such as wearing masks in public indoor settings, maintaining social distance, staying home, and getting tested immediately if anyone within the family circle feels sick.

To help keep communities safe, the LLCS Vancouver chapter is collaborating with regional Red Cross branches and other organizations to distribute Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) items to charities and non-profit organizations across Canada.

As the province slowly returns back to normal, the charity is also preparing for its reopening and plans on expanding its services to help those in need. The LLCS Charity Kitchen has expanded its scope of food distribution, providing more than 200 lunch boxes to disadvantaged seniors living in low-income social housing in the Downtown Eastside (DTES) Vancouver community. The LLCS Emergency Soup Kitchen, which was initiated during the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic, has so far provided over 10,000 free and hot meals to vulnerable populations in the community.

The Charity is also preparing to restart other cultural services and charity programs such as the ESL Classes for new immigrants and seniors, while also recruiting Summer Jobs Students to help train and transition youth into the workforce.

The LLCS Covid-19 Community Caring Drive will continue partnering with generous corporations, food warehouses, local food assistance groups, and food distribution hubs to distribute much needed food and PPE items to help community members in need.  For more information on various Lotus Light’s charity programs, please contact us by email:llcsvancouver@gmail.com, Tel: 604-685-5548, or visit lotus light website: http://vllcs.org.  Lotus Light Charity Society registered number:  BN 14110-4893-RR0001.

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