Started: August 28, 2014
Challenge Ends: September 14, 2014
A Little About Me:

We are citizens of Rossland who are concerned about the homelessness issue in our area.   We do not have services in our community and we think it is important to acknowledge and support the work being done in Trail to support members of our community in need.

 

*Kathy Moore is an honorary member because she want to take part in this challenge but will be out of the province.  She has donated to the cause, and is supporting the team by helping with our fundraising efforts.

Challenge Members:
Aaron Cosbey
Andrea Winckers
Mike Kent
Kathy Moore - honorary member*
Gareth Cryer
My Challenge:

On September 12th, we will sleep under the Victoria Street Bridge to raise awareness about homelessness issues in the Greater Trail Area and to help raise funds for the Getting to Home project.

This Challenge Is Important To Me Because:

Many people are unaware or turn a blind eye to this issue hence homelessness is often an "invisible" problem in communities. It requires a lot more than simply finding a person a place to live.  The Getting to Home program takes a big picture view of homelessness and provides much more than just assistance in finding shelter.  This program does not have ongoing funding so it is important for us to help them raise funds so they can continue to help the people who need it most. We wish to work together as a region to support the amazing work being done by the Getting to Home program run by Career Development Services and the Greater Trail Skills Centre.  We would love for you to join our team or start you own sleeping under the bridge challenge for September 12!

Recent Updates

Big thanks to Michelle Desjardins for supporting our challenge!


2014-09-20 08:06

Thanks to Shelley Ackerman and Coralee Beet for donating!


2014-09-14 22:41

Thanks to Jill McKnight for donating to the cause!


2014-09-14 07:34

Thanks to Tracy Mercer, Louise Drescher, Kyle Whiting, Kristi Exner, Ann Damude, Jacqui Richards, Laura Mackay, Aaron Cosbey, Andrea Winckers, & Mike Kent for donating to our challenge!


2014-09-12 07:04

Thanks to Sheila at Career Development Services for arrange a photo op at the bridge with some Rosslanders who have utilized this program.


2014-09-06 08:42

Happy that Gareth Cryer is on board for this challenge!


2014-09-06 08:41