Sleeping Bag Blitz Update

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Avodah is very pleased to report that thanks to our caring, generous donors, Avodah has bought 66 new sleeping bags and 50 mylar emergency blankets to meet the critical need of people living on the street.

Pictured are Jackie Saunders-Ritchie and Brian Saunders delivering the sleeping bags and emergency blankets on Dec. 22 to Rev. Alan Tysick, of the Dandelion Society. Rev. Al, in thanking Avodah, said,

Sleeping bags are in very big demand right now. Freezing temperatures can be fatal for people sleeping on the streets.

Avodah has also received and donated twenty new blankets to the Greater Victoria Extreme Weather Response Plan, which kicks in on the coldest nights of the year to provide emergency shelter.

Sincere thanks to all our donors who responded so immediately to our sleeping bag appeal, with special thanks to Sleeping Bag Lady Jackie for her determination and action to get these much-needed sleeping bags out on the streets asap!

Avodah invites and thanks you for your donations, which make it possible for us to help people in huge need. Together, with your support, we can continue to make a difference in our community.

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An inclusive, warm, and progressive Conservative synagogue in Victoria, B.C.

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