On Dec 20 morning, the Lower Mainland woke up to being blanketed by a massive snowstorm, and conditions across the region are at their worst. Weather Canada had issued a severe weather and snow fall warning for the week right before Christmas, metro Vancouver with 25cm and night temperatures below -10C. Vancouverite’s Christmas shopping spree is disrupted. Temperature dropped to two digits below zero.
Lotus light has set up programs to prepare for extreme weather and donated 5000 lbs. of foods to community organizations, schools, and low-income families for Christmas. Including instant noodle, frozen meat and produce, yogurt, milk and dairy products, dried fruits, crackers, chocolate, variety can foods with beans, tuna and soup, and fresh fruits. And Lotus Light also sent 2,500 gift items to schools and women organizations, including dried foods crackers, can foods, dried fruits, shampoo and conditioners, lotions, skincare gift sets, feminine hygiene products. 20 community organizations including community kitchen, low-income families services centers, senior houses, neighborhoods house, inner-city schools, city EWR shelters received the donations. Lotus Light EWR team will head to street again to distribute care packages, ready to eat foods to homeless in the street.