A chain of connections led to the quick delivery of urgently needed water for the homeless on Friday night, and more is needed.
Salvation Army’s public relations director Deb Lowell said there is heightened concern for the people the Salvation Army serves, given the recent high temperatures, which is supposed to climb into the 30-degree Celsius range today (Saturday) and is expected to remain in the high-20s to low-30s over the course of next week.
A request from Lowell was placed Friday morning to the administration of Highstreet mall, a community partner with Sally Ann.
By about 8 p.m. that same night London Drugs delivered, donating 50 cases of 24-pack bottled water to Abbotsford’s Salvation Army Centre of Hope.
London Drugs requested an additional pallet of water be trucked in from the company’s Richmond warehouse.
The water was received at the Highstreet location and delivered to the Salvation Army Centre of Hope on Gladys Ave. a little before 9 p.m.
“It’s not only the homeless but also those amidst poverty who need the help,” Lowell said, adding sunscreen is also on the Salvation Army outreach team’s list of items in need.
Go to careandshare.ca for details on donating to Salvation Army Centre of Hope.