A small group of Terracites are getting together to help the city’s needy.
Dan Lusby, his wife Barb Bond, Troy Idler, and Kim Robin got together and formed the Field of Faith Foundation.
They go out to George Little Park every Wednesday evening to hand out basic necessities.
He says the people they help have a variety of issues.
Some of the people need a hand up, not a hand out, while others are dealing with more serious issues.
He adds that they’re pretty new at this, with November 11th being their first outing.
Lusby says they’re meeting with other service providers to see where they can help most, without overlapping services.
He also doesn’t believe in the argument that Canadian aid to Syrian refugees is away from needy Canadians.
He adds he joined the Canadian Forces to help the helpless, and believes many of his former comrades in the CF also have the same goal.
The foundation is currently accepting donations and goods, and they’ll soon be able to issue tax deductible receipts.
Lusby says they’ll take anything, but especially need cold weather clothing and toiletries.
He says even things like passes to the recreation centre help.
Since many places won’t allow the homeless to enter due to poor hygiene, a rec centre pass gives them the opportunity to shower and get cleaned up.
The group’s Facebook page can be found here.