Posted on May 9, 2010 by alexabboud
In October, I volunteered at the third Homeless Connect event in Edmonton, and wrote about my thoughts.
The fourth Homeless Connect event was held today. Through my work, I was involved in the organizing of the event. I won’t rehash my thoughts in print, but will reiterate that it’s a tremendously rewarding event. Also, during the quieter moments of today, I took photos. Here are some highlights from Homeless Connect:
Volunteers and service providers set up before the event.
Hazel, one of the volunteers who contributed to this mural, with Scotti Coles, Executive Director of the Jasper Place Health and Wellness Centre.
Volunteers get an orientation at the start of the day.
Aboriginal Elders performed an honour song for the people who are homeless in Edmonton.
Sharol Penner of the House of Refuge made 600 broaches by hand for all the mothers who attended.
This couple moved to Edmonton from Vancouver in the fall, and are still getting settled.
The free haircuts was rivaled in popularity only by the foot care.
The volunteers work hard all day, but also like to have fun.
The next Homeless Connect Edmonton will be held on Sunday, October 17th. I encourage you to think about getting involved.
You can see all my photos from the event here.
Filed under: Community | Tagged: Edmonton, Homeless Connect, Homelessness |