Former Resident Donates To Homeless Shelter




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From time to time, we like to highlight uplifting stories here at AHR. Today, we’re learning about a homeless shelter in Ontario, Canada that came into some good fortune.

 

The Shelter House, a homeless shelter in Thunder Bay, Ontario, received a $10,000 donation from a former resident last week. The man made the donation after learning that the shelter would not be able to fund its street outreach program, which transports members of the community from the streets to the shelter, treatment center, or hospital.  

 

While the man is no longer homeless, it’s been noted that he is not wealthy, and received the money from a government settlement. He said he made the donation because he wanted to “make sure my friends are safe.”

 

The staff member on duty, Alexandra Calderon, was hesitant to accept such a large donation from a man who could have used the money, and who still uses some of the shelter’s services occasionally. However, he insisted that he make the donation, and was proud to have done so.

 

The anonymous man’s selfless act has inspired many more donations, and the shelter has reached about half of its $200,000 fundraising goal.

 

While American Hope Resources exclusively serves The United States, we hope you’ve found this story from Canada encouraging. If you’re in need of homelessness assistance, you may be able to find help from your local HUD office.  

 

View the full article on the BBC.

 



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