Each week more than 600 meals are served from our home in the Whalley area of Surrey, B.C. A tremendously dedicated group of volunteers comes together to prepare and serve a variety of meals to people in our community who are hungry, lonely and in need of companionship.
Most of the food offered to our guests is donated by individuals and businesses in this community. Guests are welcomed in and know that for a short while the challenges that they live with fade as the Mission volunteers share good food, camaraderie and friendship with each person who enters our doors. The volunteers share in a very tangible way their beliefs with our guests as they demonstrate their ‘faith through action’.
The Mission partnered with the Surrey Homelessness and Housing Task Force to “pledge to end homelessness”. The Task Force was the featured community organization on February 12 and 13, 2010 at the Holland Park Celebration site during the 2010 Winter Olympics. The Task Force launched its “Pledge to End Homelessness” campaign at the event.
This campaign invited people to pledge to take an action to end homelessness until April 30, 2010.
Today, you can still take action to end homelessness. Examples include volunteering with a local group, donating to a good cause, organizing a community meeting, holding a fundraising event, or any other idea you have.
We all have a role to play in ending homelessness.
The 2010 Olympics and Paralympics emphasized inclusion and social responsibility. To promote the Pledge to End Homelessness campaign, BC composer Bill Sample donated his song In the Midst of Plenty performed by award-winning singer, Shari Ulrich, for use as a public service announcement. The PSA can be viewed on the home page at www.pledgetoendhomelessness.org
Count yourself in!
‘Together…we can end homelessness now!’