Alberni businesses help shelter

The Port Alberni Shelter Society needs some extra help as the cold weather sets in.

The Port Alberni Shelter Society needs some extra help as the cold weather sets in this week.

“We are contracted by the provincial government to provide emergency shelter for 12 people per night; however, the number of clients that use this service is often much higher, up to 20 beds per night,” shelter administrator Wes Hewitt said.

The shelter is in need of extra food and clothing items like turkeys or canned ham, coffee, tea and cleaning items.

The shelter already receives year-round support from several local businesses, like Tim Hortons, Buy-Low Foods, Fairway Market, Quality Foods and the Coastal Community Credit Union, Hewitt said.

To see the shelter’s Christmas wish list, go online to and click on the “news and events” link.

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