By Lee Tippetts-Aylmer
Earlier this month, a few of us volunteered at the Salvation Army’s Belkin House over their lunch service.
Belkin House provides emergency shelter (54 beds for men and 28 beds for women and children), as well as a personal development program to assist the homeless back into the community which has supported housing for 77 men and 35 women. They also have 30 beds for male Federal offenders re-entering the community.
We were really impressed with how well-run the facility is and with their focus on community. Everyone was very friendly and I would definitely recommend this as a place to volunteer. There are opportunities 7 days a week: 6:00am to 10:00am, 10:00am to 2:00pm, and 3:30pm to 7:30pm.
Get a group of friends together and take a weekend shift! If you’re interested, contact Alvin Chong at [email protected]
We were able to bring a $325 cheque from the NWM Charitable Committee – 100% of which will provide 130 nutritious meals. We also brought all the clothing that had been donated by staff and were able to set up a table to lay items out for the residents to come look at and take what they needed – they were all very grateful (thank you all our staff for their clothing donations!).
Thank you to NWM for providing the Volunteer Day benefit and letting us give back to the community.
Lee is a Senior Project Manager at NWM and part of our Operations Team.