Community changes lives

Community donations to the Port Alberni Shelter Society made Thanksgiving possible for those less fortunate.

To the Editor,

The Port Alberni Shelter would like to express our sincere appreciation for the generosity and support from the Port Alberni community and local businesses over Thanksgiving. We received much more than we expected and the generous donations from the community have allowed us to serve a munificent Thanksgiving dinner.

The extra turkeys and hams will allow us to continue to feed our patrons.

The public’s assistance means so much to our clients but even more to the Port Alberni Shelter Society as it helps us care for our clients. This commitment to fighting homelessness in our community is sincerely appreciated.

Each year The Port Alberni Shelter Society continues to advance its mission to house the homeless. Through our emergency shelter, supportive housing, and community support programs we have seen many lives changed for the better.

And by working with organizations such as BC Housing, Mental Health and Addictions, VIHA, and the Canadian Mental Health Association we can work to provide the support needed by individuals to lead a more productive life.

People are a powerful force in their communities and when they have opportunities to improve their lives, the whole community benefits.

With the help of donations from community businesses and individuals, we will continue to see improvements in our community.

Elaine McLeod,

assistant administrator,

Port Alberni Shelter Society