SAVE the " Sanctuary Shelter"
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 !!!
Together we can make this a safe place for unlimited lives for years to come.
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
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 !!!
Tried to leave comment that the building is no longer theirs. The owner is trying to sell it but they have been making the sale impossible. A shelter is needed in Owen Sound but not one run by the slumlord "Pastor Randy" who is only interested in lining his own bank account & taking advantage of people when they are at their lowest
Are you nuts? Line your pockets with our money? Haven't you taken enough from the poor already ?
Please donate as much as you possibly can this is not a fraud there are so many homeless people on the street who need this shelter. Please help them to reach their goal. They helped me when Istayed