SAVE the " Sanctuary Shelter"

$3,010 of $350,000 goal

Raised by 15 people in 35 months

The VLC Sanctuary emergency shelter
first started providing a safe place for anyone in need of shelter in August 2009, when through private lenders a small group of dedicated people saw a need and stepped out in faith to fill a void. Since that initial date, the shelter located in Owen Sound, Ontario and being the only one in its area, has provided a bed over 11000 times to hundreds people from all walks of life. All genders, ages, ethnic groups and religions affilaitions and from all kinds of situations. As well as a peaceful and safe sleep, the VLC family provides support, security and most of all friendship to a hurting society.

Without any formal financial support base, the VLC Sanctuary Emergency shelter has relied on the sacrificial hearts of its volunteers and the generous hearts and financial support from other agencies involved in homeless prevention. Sadly these support venues often leave the basic financial needs short and proper operation impracticle.

Now facing an issue of major porprtion where mortgage holders want paid out and are threatening foreclosure.  This campaign is with the hope that togther we can pay these obligations out, leaving this invaluable service alive for years to come to the hurting and hopeless with our society. This service that has not only provided safe shelter at times of needs but moreso, positive life changing relationships.

For more detailed  information please conatct us. All donations tax receiptable with information provided.

Together we can make an eternal difference !!!
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Today June 11, 2018 our pledged amount has grown another $1500.00 closer to our goal needed to Save the Sanctuary emergency shelter / residence but while at the same time we endured another blow backwards when the city workers backed by police showed up and loaded our campaign tools and took them away quoting by law infractions. Strange thing is the same by law officer said on Friday past it was OK to fund raise where we were, but today without warning it was no longer OK. He said the order to remove came from higher up. Oh well, nothing good comes without a fight and the lives that are being effected in the absence of the safe,supportive and encouraging atmosphere of the sanctuary are worth fighting for. After all they are someones family members.

Together we can make this a safe place for unlimited lives for years to come.
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As of today we also have an additional $4300.00 pledged to the Sanctuary shelter/residence through our Save the Sanctuary Campaign. Added with what has come in through Go Fund Me and we are at $7310.00. Please consider helping us get to our goal so we can once again get our doors open that so many have used and been helped in the past. To many are on the streets or in unhealthy places tonight when an answer sits locked up because of the lack of funds to satisfy the buy out of the 1st mortgagor. Partner with us today with your $100.00 commitment and know that you will be a part of establishing a safe place for all, somebodies sons or daughter, aunts or uncles, even moms and dads to come far into the future. Remember all donations are tax receipt able.
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22 year old woman in the picture says to me yesterday, and I quote " where do I go from here ? "

2nd picture is man with a broken food and other serious illnesses no longer able to get to his bed but sleeps only meters from the door to where he calls home

3rd picture under the white plastic is a man staying close waiting for doors to open the where hes called home for the past 2 months
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The residents are still holding their ground and growing in numbers over the weekend as we pursue every avenue we can to raised the money to pay out the mortgages before the 1st mortgagor sells the property. Being fed well as so many bring food by and drop off for them.
In order to raise the money need we have started a new campaign where we are seeking $100.00 commitments not payable until we reach our goal. Was the goal is reached all those that committed will be contacted with a lawyers info to direct payment. Once payments have been received the lawyer will pay out mortgages, we will get keys back and the doors will open again taking the guys off the sidewalk in front, the guys and girls out of the bush where they have been staying and most of all the 22 year old young women out of harms way.

With this campaign, everybody pays a part but the outcome is a facility that provides safety, shelter and support for years to come having nobody to pull the rug out again and lock the doors.

If the goal doesn't get reached in time nobody looses any money, But when we reach the goal, all pay, the Sanctuary is free, donors are receipted and countless lives are helped for years to come.

Together we can change !!!
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$3,010 of $350,000 goal

Raised by 15 people in 35 months
Created July 30, 2015
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Janice Kaikkonen
12 days ago

We were studying Ezekiel 22:29 this day which states, in part: "The people of the land have used oppression, and exercised robbery, and have vexed the poor and needy: yea ..." Is this not what is happening right now in Owen Sound? If we do not take care of the most vulnerable within society, then that society will not prosper. But I believe it's time to turn the tide of despair and instil hope in the people of Ontario once again -- Janice Kaikkonen

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Susan Gauch
15 days ago

The News article on the Kincardine News should include a link to this page.

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Evon Morgan
4 months ago

The Least you do unto one of these, you do unto me. Show God's love by caring.

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