Lotus Light Youth Volunteers Distributes Care Packages to Street Homeless in Cold Snap
Last weekend, January 29, Vancouver ushered in the first cold snap after the 2023 New Year. The Weather Canada forecasts that the temperature will drop below freezing point in the early next week, with some areas reaching ten below. Citizens are urged to take precautions in advance.
Lotus Light is located in Downtown East Side (DTES) Vancouver community, the poorest postal code in Canada, with a high ratio of people below poverty line and level of homelessness and insecure housing.
To help many street homeless safely survive cold snap, Lotus Light Extreme Weather Response Team partnered with Project Hastings, a high school youth volunteer group immediately organized an urgent distribution of winter care packages filled with ready to eat canned food, snacks, gloves, socks, scarf and hat, and hot Starbuck coffee and granola snack and protein bars.