Ladysmith Secondary steps up for the homeless

Students pack 150 hygiene kits for extreme weather shelter and Soap For Hope program

Gerry Beltgens Special to the Chronicle

Students at Ladysmith Secondary School packed 150 hygiene kits for the LRCA Extreme Weather Shelter on Thursday afternoon.

Louise Wong and Sophie Steele of the LSS Interact Club coordinated the project with Frank Elsom of Disaster Aid and Soap for Hope. Along to help were Jonah Woodhouse, LRCA Shelter Coordinator, Joan Phillips and Brian King and others from Rotary Ladysmith.

Soap for Hope is in its second year of providing free hygiene kits to the shelter. Disaster Aid Canada was founded and is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Ladysmith.

“Our visitors really appreciate having their own soap and other toiletries when they come to the shelter, they usually have nothing. The shelter provides a bed, showers, some warm food and a respite on these cold snowy nights,” said Jonah Woodhouse. “Our temporary residents are very proud of the facility and protect the positive atmosphere. Being clean also helps them feel better.”

The LRCA is hosting the “Coldest Night of the Year” on Feb. 23. It is a family-friendly walk that raises money for charities serving hungry, homeless, and hurting people in our community.

Registration begins at 4 p.m. at the Aggie Hall. Contact the LRCA for more details.

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