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Friday, January 11, 2019

Helping Area Homeless In Tent Cities

Wasaga Beach | by Catherine Thompson  
Many of us haven't see them, but so called "tent cities" do exist in Wasaga Beach and Collingwood.

Many of us haven't see them, but so called "tent cities" do exist in Wasaga Beach and Collingwood.

Home Horizon Executive Director Dwayne O'Connor tells Max FM news that he and a group of volunteers have found five or six different groups living in tents in wooded areas.

O'Connor says the largest tent city he has found had 25 people and smaller gatherings can be two to three people, often families.

He says the tent cities are often hidden behind tourist areas or near areas where people can take trails. If you go off the beaten path, O'Connor says you just may see these small communities of homeless people.

He and his organization, as well as volunteers, are planning to take supplies and information to these homeless people in need.

And Prince of Peace Anglican Church in Wasaga Beach is working on putting together a volunteer group to make sandwiches and hand out other healthy food to the homeless in our area.

Rev. Wendy Moore also says the church is helping to bring a soup kitchen to the Seniors Active Living Centre at the Wasaga Beach Youth Centre.

It is being called Souper Wednesdays and starts on January 16th. It will continue to run on the third Wednesday of the month.

Meals will be provided to anyone who is lonely or is struggling with money and needs a good home cooked meal.


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