Lotus Light EWA Response Team Distributes New Blankets and Winter Jackets to Help Street Homeless
Brrr! Extreme cold weather, worst in over 52 years has been coming down hard on British Columbia’s Lower Mainland for the past 3 weeks — especially for Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside’s Homeless.
Thanks to the very generous donations from our collective friends at Guru Nanak Free Kitchen, Khalsa Diwan Society and Mr. Harbhajan Singh Atwal, President of Gurdwara Sahib Sukh Sagar Sikh temple in New Westminster, the homeless were able to receive new blankets, comforters, winter jackets and hot beverages and food during this critical time
The Vancouver branch of Lotus Light Charity Society‘s ‘Street Outreach Volunteer Team’, together with and our long-time partners BC Ambulance Service (Cordova station) have been busy distributing lifesaving gifts to those in need.
“Warm clothing, toques, socks, blankets, sandwiches, hot meals, coffee, snacks are just some of the ways we are spreading the warmth of community caring right now in January after Christmas is over to let people on the streets know they’re not forgotten,” said Master Lian Tzi, President of Vancouver’s Lotus Light Charity Society.
We are extremely grateful to our local Sikh community for your heartfelt giving of new blankets and winter jackets over these past 2 weeks! Thank you to our generous food donors Guru Nanak Free Kitchen, Starbucks International Village and Fortuna Bakery. A special thank you to our street distribution volunteers and our partners at the BC Ambulance (Cordova Station 248).