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New Fountain Shelter in Vancouver Downtown Eastside is threatened with closure, Please write a letter of support

From New Fountain Shelter Staff:

PLEASE READ URGENT!

Hello friends,

I am contacting you about something urgent to the daily lives of many downtown Vancouver residents. The shelter I work at is being threatened with closure. It will close, and leave about 45 people completely homeless and without the support of the shelter staff, food and services.

Please write us a letter of support to help us stay open. Please consider writing your letter soon as we need to get them by the end of the month.

Here is the statement

As some of you may know, the New Fountain Shelter is currently fighting to stay open. Our shelter is full nightly with approximately 45 homeless people. We feed, provide support in a person’s search for housing, distribute clothing donations and of course provide shelter for those who have none.

We are collecting letters of support. They can be simple or complex. They could express a personal experience at the New Fountain Shelter, or they could generally address the positive impact of shelters on our community.

If each of you takes the time to write and send even a small paragraph it will have a major impact.

Please send letters of support to: jakeh@phs.ca and jessicaj@phs.ca.

Thank you, we are depending on your support!

New Fountain Shelter Staff

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  1. March 4, 2011 at 12:29 pm | #1

    Good luck / Best wishes in your campaign to stay open and maintain your fundng.

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