container village - VOTE NOW!!!

Anyone living the Greater Vancouver area knows that homelessness is a reality we cannot ignore. And thankfully, people in the Tri-Cities (Port Moody, Coquitlam, and Port Coquitlam) where I work aren't willing to stand idly by in the face of this reality. Which brings us to a special project everyone can participate in, even if don't live in the Tri-Cities: Container Village.

Container Village is a shelter project that provides temporary shelter to individuals in the community, along with bathroom facilities, a hot shower, and a meal. While plans are underway for a permanent shelter, Container Village offers an immediate remedy to address homelessness. But it takes money. And support. Which is where you and I come in. To help make this happen, Container Village has applied for funds through the Aviva Community Fund, but needs our votes to be selected.as

Here's how another local project, Linwood House Ministries, describes the project:

The Aviva Community Fund is a $1,000,000 pool, available to community groups who have an action-oriented project that will make a tangible difference in their communities. The winners will be selected by... you and me, so voting is critical.

Here's what you need to do to help:

  1. Learn more about the plan here
  2. To vote, you must first register with the Fund
  3. Voting for Phase 2 runs from October 25 to November 5
  4. You can vote once a day for those 10 days, so please do!
  5. Go to ContainerVillage.ca and join their Facebook page
  6. Help spread the word
  7. Vote
  8. Vote
  9. Vote
  10. You get the point

So, wherever you are, please take 2 minutes out of each of the next 10 days and vote for Container Village. VOTE NOW!!!

And if you need motivation, check out this snazzy rap video supporting the project:

3 comments:

Mike said...

Way to go Dave!
Vote early, vote often!

CL Double G said...

Dave,
Thanks for your encouragement and endorsemnent. I hope we can all celebrate together at the end of this. It is a win already just to see all the people rallying around this. (just like the video) It's great to put a smile on a face.
Cheers!
CL Double G

David Warkentin said...

CLGG - right on! I look forward to seeing where this goes!

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