Blankets donated to Surrey shelter

Gateway Shelter is a 40-bed barrier-free homeless shelter, offering a housing program and more

Urban Barn locations in Abbotsford, Surrey and Langley collected almost 800 new fleece blankets this holiday season and donated them on Dec. 15 to Surrey’s Gateway Shelter.

The donation was made through the company’s Blanket the Country in Warmth program.

Gateway Shelter is a 40-bed barrier-free homeless shelter, offering a housing program, a resource centre, laundry facilities, showers, hot meals and more.

Across the country, the Urban Barn campaign collected about 12,000 blankets.