Oct. 16th – Thanks

Thanks to all those sharer’s of life’s gifts who have removed the necessity we were under to decide whether we should close one of our 8 houses for lack of funds. Over $5000. has been raised over the week-end from individuals and groups who responded generously to our appeal for financial gifts. All these people believe in the necessity of supporting our dignified VHES accommodation where men and women get a chance to move into a safe place away from the substance abuse that pervades the City, begin to work on challenges in their lives, and plan for the future.

Some of those to whom we are grateful are: The First Unitarian Church Social Responsibility Committee, through their Ethel Mae Fund; The Anglican churches of Holy Trinity in Sidney and St Dunstan’s Gordon Head; the Sisters of St Ann; Individual donors who use the Canada Helps button on our web-site -especially the Doyle family for $900; those who mail donations to our Box in Victoria; relatives of applicants who make up the rent when the person cannot afford the whole amount.Many donors express surprise that we receive no government funding and no support from UWGV or the Victoria Foundation. We tell them that we sincerely hope that this will change in 2013.To these and to others whose gifts are on the way, we thank you in the name of the men and women in our Houses.
Please send gifts to: VHES, Box 8534, Victoria BC, V8W 3S1

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