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 Canda 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 poepl below proverty line and level of homelessness and insecure housing.
To help many street homeless savely survive cold snap, Lotys Light Extreme Weatehr Response Team partnered with Project Hastings, a high school youth volunteer group immedaitely 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.