How to help the homeless: A list of local churches, organizations, charities and other groups that have donated money or services to the homeless
National Post columnist Scott MacKenzie recently wrote about a local church’s charitable efforts to help people in need.
MacKettle wrote that the Church of the Resurrection in Vancouver’s Fraser Valley has donated $10,000 to the local Salvation Army, which has provided food and clothing to the displaced homeless.
The church has also given $1,500 to the Salvation Army and is donating another $1 per person per month for a period of three years.
The Rev. Bruce Boudreau of the Church said the money was used to help those who have been homeless for several months.
He said there are about 30 homeless people in the Fraser Valley, most of whom are in the homeless camp at Fraser Street Station.
The Salvation Army also helps with other local charities, he said.
“If we can do that, we can help everybody,” he said, adding that he also does fundraising for the homeless.
Boudaque said the church’s donation comes from the church, its mission and its staff, which include staff and volunteers who are both trained and employed by the church.
Bouncy Hill Church has a similar mission: It helps people who are homeless by helping them get into a home, said pastor Bob Boudante, who has been running the church for the past decade.
The Bouncies also have been working on getting more homeless into permanent housing.
He has been working with the Fraser Community Foundation for years and the foundation has received grants for the Bounces to build more permanent housing for the city’s homeless.
He also has helped build two more permanent homes in the area.
Brouette said the Bishops had been planning to start providing free food to the city for several years but now that they have started getting some donations from churches, they are also starting to build permanent homes.
He believes that people will see the church is doing this for the right reasons.
“We want to be a catalyst for the community,” he explained.
“They need us to do it for them.
That’s why we’re working so hard.”
For those who are in need, Boudabees help is there.
The Baptist church’s outreach and community service program has offered meals and clothing and has also provided shelter to homeless people.
They have also offered support to people with medical problems.
“Our goal is to get people into permanent homes,” he added.
The Fraser Valley Church is a large, multi-denominational church, which means there are over a hundred congregants.
They also have a youth program and a church-run youth centre that provides meals and medical assistance.