Lunch on the house for homelessness awareness

Staff from Hyland House Cloverdale held their 4th annual Homelessness Awareness Week barbecue.

Jo-Ann Messenger from Malary’s Fashion Network gets lunch on the house at the fourth annual Homeless Awareness Week barbecue at Hawthorne Square in Cloverdale.

The Oct. 16 outreach event included lunch, snacks, and information on services in the area. Outreach workers Brough Milner and Preeti Tung from Cloverdale Highland House (pictured) were on hand to provide additional resources to homeless and at risk people – as well as serving up refreshments to about 70 visitors.

Douglas College nursing student Elizabeth Beswick also helped out, while the Cloverdale Lions Club manned the grill, frying hotdogs and hamburgers.

Other event partners included Starbucks Brickyard Station, Turkey’s Party Makers and the Cloverdale BIA.

The barbecue was one of several events taking place across Surrey as part of homelessness awareness week.

With the winter weather approaching, Hyland House and Cloverdale’s Extreme Weather Shelter program is collecting winter jackets, socks, hats and more – plus outreach items like bus tickets, chocolate and toiletries.

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