To My Friends, Family and Supporters:
Wow, I am now entering my third year at Evangel Hall Mission and my third Scotiabank run. it is amazing how quickly time has passed, but not our experiences and memories. I am sure that the last eighteen months you have had many thoughts etched into your memories for ever. And for me, many of my memories will be how Evangel Hall Mission attempted to do its best.
In the beginning, during the early days of the nation-wide stay at home order, food security became an instant concern for many of ehm clients. At that time, voluntary food sources closed up and ehm was limited to handing out canned food from our kitchen pantry to our residents. And with blessings from God, food sources began to reopen and we provided hot takeout meals from behind a plexi-glass barrier.
Eighteen months later, the takeout line has quickly grown and our drop-in center and its services has been operating for over a year.. We are now providing about 200 meals a day, and operating six days a week. Times and services have change, but the needs of many have not.
I believe that Evangel Hall Mission is a great place for the people on the streets, the homeless and the not so well off to gather and receive a meal or two and allow them the opportunity to talk to someone if they wish. I still believe that loneliness is a significant factor and by having a place like Evangel Hall Mission allows people who are homeless or socially isolated to find a safe and caring haven. We offer material, emotional, and spiritual support to help break the bonds of loneliness and despair.
Today, everybody is welcomed into our community with caring eyes, open ears and kind words.
So today, I am hoping that you can support ehm with my run.
Jesus said, "for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me."
It takes a community to care for a community!
Help me reach my fundraising goal by making a donation today. Together, we can make a meaningful difference in the lives of those experiencing homelessness, poverty, and social isolation in Toronto.
All funds raised will go toward ehm’s programming and services to support the more than 1,000 individuals who come through their doors each year.
|Donation date||Donor name||Donation amount|
|Oct 25||Thank you Dale!!!!!||$20.00|
|Oct 25||ian mac pherson||$50.00|
|Oct 22||Peter & Kelly Kouretsos||Undisclosed amount|
|Oct 22||Olga L||$25.00|
|Oct 22||Anonymous||Undisclosed amount|
|Oct 17||Marion Price||$30.00|
|Oct 16||Jonathan P'ng||Undisclosed amount|
|Oct 15||Judy & Steve Atkinson||Undisclosed amount|
|Oct 13||Terri and Michael||$50.00|